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Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility User's Guide
Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility User's Guide
Supported wireless adapters:
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300
Centrino® Advanced-N + WiMAX 6250
Centrino® Advanced-N 6200
Centrino® Wireless-N 1000
WiMAX/WiFi Link 5350
WiFi Link 5300
WiMAX/WiFi Link 5150
WiFi Link 5100
Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
Wireless WiFi Link 4965AG_
PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
PRO/Wireless 3945_BG Network Connection
With your WiFi network card, you can access WiFi networks, share files or printers, or even share your Internet
connection. All of these features can be explored using a WiFi network in your home or office. This WiFi network
solution is designed for both home and business use. Additional users and features can be added as your
networking needs grow and change.
Depending on the model of your Intel WiFi adapter, your adapter is compatible with 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g,
and 802.11n (draft 2.0) wireless standards. Operating at 5 GHz or 2.4 GHz frequency at data rates of up to 450
Mbps, you can now connect your computer to existing high-speed networks that use multiple access points within
large or small environments. Your WiFi adapter maintains automatic data rate control according to the access point
location and signal strength to achieve the fastest possible connection. All of your wireless network connections
are easily managed by the WiFi connection utility. Profiles that are set up through the WiFi connection utility
provide enhanced security measures with 802.1X network authentication.
Table of Contents
Use the Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility
Connect to a Network
Use Wi-Fi Protected Setup*
Use Profiles
Set up Security
WiFi Network Overview
Administrator Tool
Create Administrator Packages
Create Profiles
Security Overview
Safety and Regulatory Information
Specifications
Troubleshooting
Glossary
Customer Support
Warranty
Information in this document is subject to change without notice.
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"IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR ALL USERS OR DISTRIBUTORS:
Intel wireless LAN adapters are engineered, manufactured, tested, and quality checked to ensure that they meet
all necessary local and governmental regulatory agency requirements for the regions that they are designated
and/or marked to ship into. Because wireless LANs are generally unlicensed devices that share spectrum with
radars, satellites, and other licensed and unlicensed devices, it is sometimes necessary to dynamically detect,
avoid, and limit usage to avoid interference with these devices. In many instances Intel is required to provide test
data to prove regional and local compliance to regional and governmental regulations before certification or
approval to use the product is granted. Intel's wireless LAN's EEPROM, firmware, and software driver are designed
to carefully control parameters that affect radio operation and to ensure electromagnetic compliance (EMC). These
parameters include, without limitation, RF power, spectrum usage, channel scanning, and human exposure.
For these reasons Intel cannot permit any manipulation by third parties of the software provided in binary format
with the wireless LAN adapters (e.g., the EEPROM and firmware). Furthermore, if you use any patches, utilities, or
code with the Intel wireless LAN adapters that have been manipulated by an unauthorized party (i.e., patches,
utilities, or code (including open source code modifications) which have not been validated by Intel), (i) you will be
solely responsible for ensuring the regulatory compliance of the products, (ii) Intel will bear no liability, under any
theory of liability for any issues associated with the modified products, including without limitation, claims under
the warranty and/or issues arising from regulatory non-compliance, and (iii) Intel will not provide or be required to
assist in providing support to any third parties for such modified products.
Note: Many regulatory agencies consider Wireless LAN adapters to be "modules", and accordingly, condition
system-level regulatory approval upon receipt and review of test data documenting that the antennas and system
configuration do not cause the EMC and radio operation to be non-compliant."
August 14 , 2009
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Use the Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility
Use Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility as your Wireless Manager
Start Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility
Start Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility from the Taskbar
Taskbar Icons
Tool Tips and Desktop Alerts
Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility Main Window
First Time Connection
WiFi Networks list
Connection Status Icons
Network Properties
Connection Details
Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software Menus
Tools Menu
Application Settings
Intel® Wireless Troubleshooter
Manual Diagnostics Tool
Administrator Tool
Advanced Menu
Adapter Settings
Advanced Statistics
Use Windows to Manage WiFi
Profiles Menu
Manage Profiles
Manage Exclusions
Use Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility Profile Features
Turn Wireless Radio On or Off
Installing Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility
Install Additional Software Features
Remove Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility
Use Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility as Your Wireless
Manager
Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software is used to set up, edit, and manage WiFi network profiles to connect to WiFi
networks. It also includes advanced settings such as power management and channel selection for setting up adhoc WiFi networks.
If you use Microsoft* Windows* XP Wireless Zero Configuration as your wireless manager, you can disable it from
the Microsoft Windows Wireless Network tab.
To disable Microsoft Windows* XP Wireless Zero Configuration as your wireless manager:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Click Start > Control Panel.
Double-click Network Connections.
Right-click Wireless Network Connection.
Click Properties.
Click WiFi Networks.
Verify that the Use Windows to configure my wireless network settings is not selected. If it is, clear it.
Click OK. This confirms that the Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility is configured to manage
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your network profiles.
NOTE: Verify that the Application Settings option Notify when another application uses the WiFi
adapter is selected. This option prompts you when Microsoft Windows* XP Wireless Zero Configuration
starts to manage your network profiles.
Start Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility
To start the WiFi connection utility, use one of the following methods:
Click Start > Programs > Intel PROSet Wireless > WiFi Connection Utility.
Right-click the Taskbar icon
located in the lower right corner of your Windows Desktop to open the
Taskbar menu. Click Configure WiFi.
Double-click the Taskbar icon.
To close the WiFi connection utility from the main window, use one of the following:
Select File > Exit from the main window.
Click Close.
Click the Close button (X) at the top right corner of the window.
Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility Main Window
The WiFi Connection Utility Main Window lets you:
View the current connection details (signal quality, speed and current network name).
Scan for available WiFi networks.
Manage profiles.
Auto-connect profiles to available networks in a specific order defined in the Profile list.
Connect to Infrastructure and Device to Device (ad hoc) networks.
Configure adapter settings.
Troubleshoot wireless connection problems.
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Connection Details
On the main window, click Details to view detailed parameters of the access point and network adapter. The
Connection Details window displays the current network connection information. See Connection Details for a
complete description.
The Taskbar icon also indicates the current connection status. See Taskbar Icons.
Main Window Connection Status Icons
The connection status icons indicate the current connection status of your WiFi adapter. The connection status icon
displays in the WiFi connection utility main window See Connection Status Icons.
Profile Management
On the WiFi connection utility main window, click Connect on a WiFi network. Once connected, a profile is created
in the Profiles list. The Profiles List displays the current user profiles in the order that they are to be applied. Use
the up and down arrows to arrange profiles in a specific order to automatically connect to a WiFi network.
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You can also add, edit, and remove profiles from the Profiles list. Click Profiles on the WiFi connection utility main
window.
Different profiles can be configured for each wireless network. Profile settings can include, the network name
(SSID), operating mode, and security settings. See Profile Management for more information.
Menus
Use the File, Tools, Advanced, Profiles and Help menus to configure your network settings.
Name
Description
File
Exit: Closes the WiFi connection utility main window.
Tools
Application Settings: Use to set system wide connection preferences. See Application Settings for
information.
Intel® Wireless Troubleshooter: Use to resolve wireless network connection problems. See Intel®
Wireless Troubleshooter for more information.
Manual Diagnostics Tool: The Manual Diagnostics Tool lets you run a set of diagnostics tests that
verify the functionality of your WiFi adapter. See Manual Diagnostics Tool for more information.
Administrator Tool: Used by administrators or the person who has administrator privileges on this
computer to configure shared profiles (Pre-logon/Common, Persistent, and Voice over IP [VoIP]). The
Administrator Tool can also be used by an Information Technology department to configure user
settings within the WiFi connection utility and to create custom install packages to export to other
systems. See Administrator Tool for more information.
NOTE: The Administrator Tool is available only if it installed during a custom installation of the
Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software. See Install Additional Software Features for more information
on custom installation.
Advanced Adapter Settings: Displays Adapter Settings that are equivalent to the settings in the Microsoft
Windows Advanced settings. See Adapter Settings for information.
To access Adapter Settings from Microsoft Windows:
Double-click Network Connections from the Windows Control Panel.
Right-click the Wireless Network Connection.
Select Properties from the menu.
Click Configure to display the Advanced settings for the adapter.
Advanced Statistics: Select to view detailed information about the WiFi adapter and connection.
See Advanced Statistics for more information.
Use Windows to Manage WiFi: Select to enable Microsoft Windows* XP as the wireless manager.
See Microsoft Windows* XP Wireless Zero Configuration for more information.
Profiles
Manage Profiles: Select to create or edit profiles.
Manage Exclusions: Select to exclude networks from automatic connection. See Manage Exclusions
for more information.
Help
Help: Starts the online help.
About: Displays version information for the currently installed application components.
Administrator Tool (Tools menu)
The Administrator tool is for administrators or the person who has administrator privileges on this computer. This
tool allows the administrator to restrict what level of control the users of this computer have over their wireless
connections. This tool is used also to configure common (shared) profiles.
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Users cannot modify Administrator settings or profiles unless they have the password for this tool. A password
should be chosen that is secure and not easily guessed.
You can export these settings and profiles as one package to other computers on your network. For more
information, See the Administrator Tool section.
Name
Description
Administrator The Administrator Packages are used to save administrative profiles and other settings. For
Packages
Windows* XP, you can copy or send this self-extracting executable to clients on your network.
When it is run, the contents are installed and configured on the destination computer. See
Administrator Tool Packages.
Application
Settings
An administrator can configure the WiFi connection utility Application Settings to control how the
application behaves on the user's computer, and to select what level of control users have over
various aspects of their wireless connections. See Administrator Tool Application Settings.
Administrator Enable or disable Persistent or Pre-logon/Common profiles and configure Voice over IP (VoIP)
Profiles
settings on the computer. See Administrator Tool Profiles.
Adapter
Settings
An administrator can select which level of control that users have over their wireless network
connections. See Administrator Tool Adapter Settings.
EAP-FAST AID Groups
An administrator can select which Authority Identifier (A-ID) RADIUS server to provision
Protected Access Credentials (PACs) for profiles that use EAP-FAST authentication. A-ID groups
are shared by all users of the computer and allow EAP-FAST profiles to support multiple PACs
from multiple A-IDs. See Administrator Tool EAP-FAST A-ID Groups.
Change
Password
Change the password for the Administrator Tool. See Change Password for more information.
Close
Closes the page.
Help?
Provides help information for this page.
Use Windows to Manage WiFi (Advanced menu)
The Microsoft Windows* XP Wireless Zero Configuration feature provides a built-in wireless configuration utility.
This feature can be enabled and disabled within the WiFi connection utility. Click Use Windows to manage WiFi
on the Advanced menu. If Windows* XP Wireless Zero Configuration is enabled, the features in the WiFi
connection utility are disabled. To let the WiFi connection utility manage your WiFi connections, click Enable WiFi
Control on the main window.
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Installing Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility
Typical Installation
The following components are installed in a Typical installation.
The WiFi connection utility driver. You can choose to install the driver only if desired. This is the minimal
installation.
The WiFi connection utility. For a Typical installation, this includes the following:
Wi-Fi Protected Setup*
Intel® Wireless Troubleshooter
NOTE: If you plan to use Novell Client* for Windows, it should be installed prior to installation of the
WiFi connection utility. If the WiFi connection utility is already installed, you should remove it prior to
installation of Novell Client for Windows.
Custom Installation
The following features are available to install during a Custom installation. Of these, Wi-Fi Protected Setup* and
Intel® Wireless Troubleshooter are also installed in a typical installation.
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Administrator Tool
WMI Support
Single Sign On
Pre-logon Connect
WiFi Protected Setup
Intel® Wireless Troubleshooter
Administrator Tool: Installs the Administrator Tool to the Tools menu. This tool is used to configure common
(shared) profiles. The Administrator Tool is also used by an Information Technology department to enable or
disable features within the WiFi connection utility.
WMI Support: Windows Management Instrumentation functionality allows administrators who do not have the
WiFi connection utility installed to manage remotely clients that do have the WiFi connection utility installed.
Single Sign On: Installs the Single Sign On Pre-Login Connect feature. This tool is used to configure common
(shared) profiles with the Administrator Tool. Single Sign On is targeted to the enterprise environment where
users log on to their computer with a user name, password, and typically a domain. Fast User Switching does not
support domain log on. The Fast User Switching and the Windows* XP Welcome Screen are disabled when Single
Sign On support is installed.
NOTE: Windows Fast User Switching is enabled by default if you use Windows* XP Home Edition. It is
targeted for the home user. Fast User Switching is also available on Windows* XP Professional if you
install it on a stand-alone or workgroup-connected computer. If a computer running Windows* XP
Professional is added to a domain, then Fast User Switching option is not available.
Pre-logon Connect: A Pre-logon/Common profile is active once a user logs onto the computer. Pre-logon Connect
establishes a wireless connection prior to user logon to Windows. This feature is installed with Single Sign On.
WiFi Protected Setup: Installed as part of a Typical installation, this feature detects when a compatible wireless
router is present and provides easy connection to it.
Intel® Wireless Troubleshooter: Provides valuable assistance in resolving wireless WiFi connection problems.
To install these features, select Custom during installation. Follow the instructions below to install features. If the
WiFi connection utility is already installed, see the post-installation instructions.
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Install Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility
1. Insert the Installation CD in your CD drive.
2. The installer presents the message:
Welcome to the Intel® PROSet Wireless Tools Installation Wizard. Click Next.
3. The next message displays:
Welcome to the InstallShield Wizard for Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software. Click Next.
4. Read the license agreement.
5. Click I accept the terms in the license agreement. You can click Print if you want a printed copy of the
agreement. Then click Next.
6. Click Next to accept the default install destination folder. Otherwise, click Change to specify a different
location. Then click OK and Next.
7. Click Typical or Custom. If you click Typical, proceed to step 9.
8. If performing a Custom installation, select from the list of features to install. See Custom Installation for an
explanation of the available features. For each feature, you can select:
This feature will be installed on the local hard drive.
This feature, and all subfeatures, will be installed on the local hard drive.
The feature will not be available.
9. Click Next.
10. The installation may take several minutes. When the installation completes, the message InstallShield
Wizard Completed displays. Click Finish.
11. You may be asked to reboot the computer. If so, you should reboot you computer now. Click Yes to do so,
or No to reboot later.
Install Additional Software Features
If the WiFi connection utility is already installed, follow the instructions below to add the Administrator Tool and
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Pre-logon Connect:
1. Click Start > Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs > Intel PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software.
2. Click Change.
3. The next message displays:
Welcome to the InstallShield Wizard for Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software. Click Next.
4. Click Modify. Then click Next.
5. Click the red X next to any of the features not currently installed that you want to install.
6. For each feature you want to install, click one of the following choices, as appropriate:
This feature will be installed on the local hard drive.
This feature, and all subfeatures, will be installed on the local hard drive.
7. Click Next.
8. The installation may take several minutes. When the installation completes, the message InstallShield
Wizard Completed displays. Click Finish.
9. You may be asked to reboot the computer. If so, you should reboot you computer now. Click Yes to do so,
or No to reboot later.
Remove Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility
To uninstall the WiFi connection utility:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Click Start > Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs.
Click Intel PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software.
Click Change.
The next message displays:
Welcome to the InstallShield Wizard for Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software. Click Next.
5. Click Remove.
6. Click Next.
7. The next message appears. Make your selection from the list and click Next.
Save User Defined Settings. Choose what to do with your current application settings:
Save. Save settings and files applicable to the current version of the application.
Convert and Save. Save settings and files in the format compatible with Intel® PROSet/Wireless
versions 10 and 11.
Remove. Do not save application settings.
8. The removal may take several minutes. After the software is removed, the message InstallShield Wizard
Completed displays. Click Finish.
9. You may be asked to reboot the computer. If so, you should reboot you computer now. Click Yes to do so,
or No to reboot later.
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Taskbar Icon
Taskbar Menu Options
Taskbar Icons
Tool Tips and Desktop Alerts
Start Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility from Taskbar
Taskbar Menu Options
The Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility status icon displays on the Taskbar located in the lower right
corner of your Windows desktop. This icon looks like this:
Right-click the status icon to display the menu options.
If the WiFi connection utility is managing your WiFi connections, then the following menu options appear.
Name
Description
Configure WiFi
Click to open the Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility and configure
your WiFi connections.
WiFi On
Click to turn on the Intel WiFi adapter. The adapter will conduct a search for
networks and may connect to a specific network, depending on the application
settings.
WiFi On, 802.11a Off
This optional menu item may be present, depending on the computer
manufacturer and whether the WiFi adapter supports band 802.11a or not. If
present, this lets you turn on the WiFi radio (band b or g), but turn off the
802.11a band. See Turn Radio On or Off for more information.
WiFi Off
Click to turn off the Intel WiFi adapter. If you are currently connected to a WiFi
network and you click WiFi Off, your WiFi network connection will be closed.
Connect to Profile
Displays the current profiles in the Profiles list. Click on a profile to connect to it.
Add New Device
This command lets you add a new device (for example, a laptop) using Wi-Fi
Protected Setup*. The availability of this command on your computer means that
your computer is already configured as a Wi-Fi Protected Setup registrar (using
the WiFi connection utility). See Add an New Device.
If Windows Zero Configuration manager is managing your WiFi connections, then the following menu options
appear.
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Name
Description
Open
Click to open Windows Zero Configuration, the wireless connections manager provided by
Wireless
Windows*. Only available if you have selected Use Windows to Manage WiFi at the Intel®
Zero
PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility, Advanced menu.
Configuration
WiFi On
Click to turn on the Intel WiFi adapter. The adapter will conduct a search for networks and
may connect to a specific network, depending on the application settings.
WiFi Off
Click to turn off the Intel WiFi adapter. If you are currently connected to a WiFi network and
you click WiFi Off, your WiFi network connection will be closed.
Connect to
Profile
Displays the current profiles in the Profiles list. Click on a profile to connect to it.
Add New
Device
This command lets you add a new device (for example, a laptop) using Wi-Fi Protected
Setup*. The availability of this command on your computer means that your computer is
already configured as a Wi-Fi Protected Setup registrar (using the WiFi connection utility).
See Add an New Device.
Enable WiFi
Control
Click to assign management of your WiFi connections to the WiFi connection utility. Wireless
Zero Configuration manager will no longer manage your connections. If you want to assign
management of your WiFi connections back to Wireless Zero Configuration manager, open
the Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi software, and under the Advanced menu, click Use
Windows to Manage WiFi.
Taskbar Icons
The Taskbar icon
provides visual indication of the current WiFi connection state. The connection status icon is
located on the lower right corner of your Windows desktop. The Taskbar icon can be set to display or be hidden in
the Tools Menu Application Settings.
Name
Description
WiFi Off: The WiFi adapter currently is off. The WiFi adapter does not
transmit or receive while it is off. Click WiFi On to enable the adapter.
The icon is white and static.
Searching for WiFi networks: The WiFi adapter searches for any
available WiFi networks. The icon is white with animation.
No WiFi networks found: There are no available WiFi networks
found. Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility periodically
scans for available networks. If you want to force a scan, double-click
the icon to launch Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility and
click Refresh. The icon is red.
WiFi networks found: An available WiFi network is found. Doubleclick the icon to display the WiFi Networks list. Select the network.
Click Connect. The icon is yellow.
Authentication failed: Unable to authenticate with WiFi network. The
icon is green with a yellow warning triangle.
Connecting to a WiFi network: Flashes while an IP address is being
obtained or if an error occurs.
Connected to a WiFi network: Connected to a WiFi network. Tool tip
displays network name, speed, signal quality and IP address. The icon
is green with waves that reflect signal quality. The more waves, the
better the signal quality.
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Tool Tips and Desktop Alerts
The Tool Tips and Desktop Alerts provide feedback and interaction. To display Tool Tips, move your mouse pointer
over the icon. Desktop alerts are displayed when your WiFi network changes state. For example, if you are out of
range of any WiFi networks, a desktop alert is displayed when you come into range.
Select Show Information Notifications in the Application Settings to enable desktop alerts.
Tool Tips
Tool tips display when the mouse pointer rolls over the icon. The tool tips display text for each of the connection
states.
Desktop Alerts
When user action is required, a desktop alert displays. If you click the alert, then an appropriate action is taken.
For example when WiFi networks are found, the following alert displays:
Action: Click the desktop alert to connect to a network in the WiFi Networks list.
Once connected, the alert displays the WiFi network that you are connected to, the speed of the connection, signal
quality and IP address.
Desktop alerts are also used to indicate if there is a connection problem. Click the alert to open the Intel®
Wireless Troubleshooter.
Start Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software from Taskbar
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To start Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software:
Double-click the Taskbar icon
Right-click the Taskbar icon
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located in the lower right corner of your Windows desktop, or
, and select Configure WiFi.
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Get Connected
Connect to a WiFi Network
First Time Connection
Using Wi-Fi Protected Setup*
Configure an Access Point and set up a WiFi Network
Connect an Enrollee to a WiFi Network or Access Point
Add an Enrollee to a WiFi Network at the Registrar
Other Wireless Managers
Connect to a WiFi Network
You can connect to a WiFi network with one of the following methods.
Automatic connection: If an existing profile matches an available network, you are automatically
connected to that wireless network.
Configure a new profile: Select a wireless network from the list of WiFi networks in the Intel®
PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility main window. Click Connect. If you successfully connect, a profile is
created in the Profiles list for future use.
Connect to a profile in the Profiles list: You can select a profile from the Profiles list. To activate it, click
Connect. This lets you connect to a network that is lower in the list (if it is available).
Right-click the Taskbar icon located in the lower right corner of your Windows desktop. Click Connect to
Profile. A list of previously configured profiles is listed. Select a profile.
First Time Connection
The WiFi connection utility automatically detects WiFi networks that are within range of your WiFi adapter. When a
network is found, a desktop alert notification displays: WiFi networks found. See Taskbar Icons for more
information.
1. Double-click the desktop alert to open the WiFi connection utility main window.
2. Select a network from the WiFi Networks list.
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3. Click Connect. If the network does not require security authentication, a desktop alert notifies you that you
are connected to the network. See Main Window and Taskbar for more information about the taskbar menu
and icons.
4. If the network has security enabled, the Profile Wizard opens the Configure WiFi Settings window. This
guides you through the process of creating a WiFi profile for this network. After a profile is created,
connecting to this network in the future will be much easier.
5. You are requested to specify a Profile Name. The Profile Name is your name for this network. You can
accept the existing profile name if present, or enter one. The profile name can be anything that helps you
identify this network. For example, My Home Network, Coffee Shop on A Street.
6. You are requested to specify WiFi Network Name (SSID): This contains the network identifier name. This
is a unique identifier that differentiates one WiFi network from another. If one is already entered, you can
keep that.
7. Click Next. The Profile Wizard then detects the security settings of this network. The information you enter
depends on those security settings. For information about security settings, see Security Settings. For more
information about keys and passwords, see Network Keys. For more information about profiles, see Profiles.
You may need to contact the network administrator for the information needed to log into this network.
8. After entering the required information, click OK to connect to the wireless network.
See Main Window for more information.
Using Wi-Fi Protected Setup* to Configure or Join a Network
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Configure an access point and set up a network
Connect an enrollee (computer) to a network or access point
Add an enrollee to a network at the registrar
Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility implements Wi-Fi Protected Setup* to permit easy and secure set
up and management of a WiFi network. You can use this capability to initially set up a wireless network and to
introduce new devices to the network. Wi-Fi Protected Setup simplifies the set up process and at same time helps
ensure that the network is configured securely. The following terms are used in this discussion.
Access Point: A device that connects wireless devices to a network. The access point is configured with the
necessary network name (SSID) and security credentials.
Enrollee: A device that seeks to join an access point or wireless network, but does not have the password
or key for the access point or network. Once the computer obtains the valid password or key, it becomes a
member of the wireless network. The WiFi connection utility can be configured to operate as an enrollee for
a supported access point.
Registrar: A registrar is a logical entity (usually a computer) that allows other devices (usually computers)
to join the wireless network. The WiFi connection utility can be configured to operate as a registrar for a
supported access point(s). The registrar securely transfers the access point key or password automatically.
A new wireless network is established by configuring the access point, connecting the desired computers equipped
with WiFi adapters, and optionally attaching external network connectivity (i.e. the Internet, typically by connecting
the access point to a DSL or cable modem, or equivalent).
Configure an Access Point and Set up a WiFi Network
The following steps will configure this computer as a registrar for a secure network or access point.
1. Locate the device ownership password for the access point. This is set by the manufacturer of the access
point. The password is often located on a label on the bottom of the device.
2. Turn on the network access point.
3. At the computer that you want to establish as the registrar, turn on the WiFi connection utility.
4. In the WiFi connection utility, click Tools > Application Settings.
5. In the Application Settings area under Wi-Fi Protected Setup, turn on Enable device registration.
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6. The next message tells you that one or more compatible devices are within range of your computer. Click
this message. (Or, you can select the network from the WiFi Networks list in the WiFi connection utility main
window.)
7. At the next window, on the Available Networks list, select the network that you want to connect to. The
listed networks depends on what is detected. Click Next.
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8. At the next window, enter the Device Ownership Password that you retrieved from the access point in step
1. Click Next to continue.
9. The next window shown displays the Network Name, Security Type, and Password. If the access point is
already configured, it is grayed out; proceed to step 10. If the access point is not configured (fields are not
grayed out), proceed to step 11.
10. After a few seconds the following message is displayed:
The access point is already configured. Do you want to reconfigure it?
If you do not want to reconfigure the access point, select No. The software joins the network, makes the
connection, and creates a profile. It then exits and this procedure is completed. If you want to reconfigure
the access point, select Yes.
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11. The next window is displayed. The first field shows the name of the access point. This is by default the
Network Name (SSID). In this example we have reset it to MyWPS. You can name it whatever you want.
12. In the Security Type field, select the security type you want.
WPA* Personal requires manual configuration of a pre-shared key (PSK) on the access point and
clients. This PSK authenticates a password or identifying code, on both the client station and the
access point. An authentication server is not needed.
WPA2* is the second generation of WPA security that provides enterprise and consumer wireless users
with a high level of assurance that only authorized users can access their WiFi networks. Here we have
selected WPA2 Personal security. You can use Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility profiles
to obtain the WiFi network name (SSID) and WPA2-Personal pass phrase to use for a legacy device.
13. The third field is the Password (Key). The password shown is randomly generated or pre-configured, you
can change it to whatever password you want. However you should use a robust key for improved security.
It must have between 8 and 63 characters. When you have completed this step, click Next.
The following windows show the configuration of the access point and the registrar.
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14. After the network receives the Ownership Password, you are notified that you have Successfully connected
to <name of wireless network>. Click Finish. This process completes configuration of the access point
and the registrar.
15. If you want to save these settings to a profile for future use by a legacy client, click Save wireless
settings. The profile settings are saved to a text file (txt) on your local hard drive. The file is saved to your
local C:\ drive by default. Accept the default save location or click Browse to choose another location on
your computer.
Next, you can connect an enrollee (computer) to the network using the registrar.
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Connect an Enrollee to a WiFi Network or Access Point
Perform these steps to connect an enrollee to the network you just created. This assumes that the registrar
computer is running the WiFi connection utility.
NOTE: To achieve transfer rates greater than 54 Mbps on 802.11n connections, WPA2-AES security must be
selected. No security (None) can be selected to enable network setup and troubleshooting.
1. At the enrollee you want to connect the network, a message tells you that one or more access points with
Wi-Fi Protected Setup capability is within range of your wireless computer. Click on this message. (Or, you
can select the network from the WiFi Networks list in the WiFi connection utility main window.)
2. The WiFi Protected Setup Wizard start up page opens. Use the Available Networks list to select the
network that you want to connect to (in this example it is MyWPS). Then click Next.
3. The Discovery window opens. The enrollee that you want to connect to the network discovers the registrar
for the network. Assuming that the Discovery process succeeds, the name of the registrar or access point is
displayed.
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4. The next window appears, displaying the Device Password (enrollee password). The password displayed at
the enrollee is a unique, randomly generated temporary password for the enrollee. This password is used to
ask permission to connect to the network access point. (The password shown below is an example only.).
5. At the registrar, enter the password provided by the enrollee. Then click Next.
NOTE: This process assumes that the registrar is running the WiFi connection utility; the process and
windows displayed at the registrar may be different for software from other vendors. Some access points
may have a built in registrar.
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6. The next window lists the profile for this network. The selected profile will be sent to the enrollee, granting it
access to the network. Only supported profiles are displayed. Supported profiles are those based on WPAPSK, WPA2-PSK, and Open (None) security. Select the profile and click Next to finalize the enrollment
process.
7. The last window shows that the enrollee registration with the registrar is complete. Click Finish.
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8. At the enrollee, click Next. At the enrollee, you are notified when you have Successfully connected to
<name of wireless network>. Click Finish.
Add an Enrollee to an Existing WiFi Network at the Registrar
This following procedure lets you add an enrollee to an existing WiFi network, where the access point is already
configured and the registrar has already joined the AP.
NOTE: This process assumes that the registrar is running the WiFi connection utility; the process and windows
displayed at the registrar may be different for software from other vendors.
1. Get the Device Password for the enrollee computer that you want to add to the network.
2. At the task tray icon for the WiFi connection utility, right-click and select Add New Device.
3. Perform steps 5 through 8 of the procedure Connect an Enrollee to a Network or Access Point.
Other Wireless Managers
If the WiFi connection utility detects another software application trying to communicate with the wireless device,
you are notified of this behavior.
Microsoft Windows* XP Wireless Zero Configuration
To switch from the Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility to the Microsoft Windows* XP Wireless Zero
Configuration, perform these steps:
1. At the Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility main window, under the Advanced menu, select Use
Windows to Manage WiFi.
2. At the prompt window, you are queried: Do you want Windows to manage your WiFi network connections?
Click Yes.
3. Click Close to close the Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility.
4. Right-click on the taskbar icon and select Open Wireless Zero Configuration.
NOTE: Any wireless profiles created in the WiFi connection utility are not visible in Microsoft Windows*
XP Wireless Zero Configuration. If you want to use your Intel wireless profiles, click Enable WiFi
control on the main window.
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When you are finished using the Microsoft Windows* XP Wireless Zero Configuration, you can switch back to the
WiFi connection utility To do this, click Enable WiFi control on the WiFi connection utility main window.
Third-Party Wireless Software
If you use software provided by a hotspot location (coffee shop, airport terminal), the WiFi connection utility
notifies you and then disables itself. It cannot manage the wireless device when another wireless manager
communicates with the wireless device. To take advantage of the WiFi connection utility features, you want to
disable or remove this software when you leave the hotspot.
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WiFi Networks list
The WiFi Networks list displays a list of WiFi networks within range of the adapter. To update the list, click
Refresh to rescan for WiFi networks.
How to Access
The available network list is shown on the main window.
Name
Description
WiFi
The number within the parentheses designates the number of wireless network found within range
Networks ( ) of your wireless network adapter.
The signal strength of the wireless network access point or computer (Device to Device [ad hoc]
mode). The signal strength icon bars indicate that the wireless network or computer is available
for connection but is still not associated with an access point or computer (Device to Device [ad
hoc] mode).
Network
Name
Network Name (SSID): The name of the network that the adapter is connected to. The Network
Name (SSID) must be the same as the SSID of the access point.
If an access point does not broadcast its network name (SSID) or the WiFi adapter receives a
hidden network name from a stealth access point, <SSID not broadcast> is displayed in the
WiFi Networks list. To associate with an <SSID not broadcast> network entry, a new profile must
be created before connection. After connection, the <SSID not broadcast> is still displayed in the
WiFi Networks list. The associated SSID profile is viewed in the Profiles list.
Status
Notification that the adapter is connecting to the WiFi network. Once connected, the status is
changed to Connected.
Profiles: Identifies a network in the WiFi Networks list that is connected and has a profile in the
profiles list.
The WiFi network uses Network (Infrastructure) mode.
The WiFi network uses Device to Device (ad hoc) mode.
The WiFi network uses Security encryption.
The band frequency being used by the wireless network (802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, or 802.11n).
The WiFi network is on the Exclude list or the profile is configured for Manual connection. When
set to Manual in the profile, connection to network or an access point is not automatic. Doubleclick on the network in the list to connect to it.
Connect
Click to connect to a WiFi network. Once connected, the button changes to Disconnect.
(Disconnect)
Lists the network names of the available networks and profiles. The network status icons indicate
the current connection status.
If the selected network has 802.1X authentication, the Profile Wizard General Settings
opens. If the network has no WEP security (Open), WEP 64-bit or 128-bit encryption, or
pre-shared key (PSK), click Connect.
If a PSK or WEP password are required, you are prompted to enter this information prior to
connection. If you need to add security settings, click Advanced to access the Create WiFi
Profile General Settings. See First Time Connection for more information.
Properties
Provides detailed information about the connected network and its access points. See Network
Properties for information.
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Refresh
Refreshes the list of available networks. If any new networks are available within range of the
adapter, the list is updated to show the new network name.
Profiles
Opens the Profiles window, from where you can manage profiles.
WiFi On /
WiFi Off
Switch the WiFi radio off and on. See Turn WiFi On or Off for more information.
Close
Closes the Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility main window.
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Connection Status Icons
The connection status icons indicate the current connection status of your WiFi adapter. The connection status icon
displays in the Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility main window. The Taskbar icon also indicates the
current connection status. See Taskbar Icons for more information.
Icon
Description
WiFi turned off: The WiFi adapter radio is turned off. Click the WiFi On button to turn on the
radio.
Indicates connection problems including authentication failures.
Searching for WiFi networks: The WiFi adapter is scanning for any available WiFi networks.
Animated Icons:
No WiFi networks found: The adapter does not find any available WiFi networks.
WiFi network found: An available WiFi network is found. You can choose to connect to available
networks displayed in the WiFi Networks list.
Connecting to a WiFi network: You are connecting to a WiFi network. The crescent shaped curves
switch between green and white until an IP Address is obtained or if a connection error occurs.
Connected to a WiFi network: You are connected to a WiFi network. The network name, speed,
signal quality, and IP address display the current connection status. Click the Details button to
display details of the current network connection.
Network
Name
Name (Profile Name or SSID): The name of the network that the adapter is connected to. The
Name column displays the SSID or the Profile name if a profile for the network is available.
Signal
Quality
The signal strength icon bars indicate the quality of the transmit and receive signals between your
WiFi adapter and the access point or computer in Device to Device (ad hoc) mode. The number of
vertical green bars indicates the strength of the transmit and receive signals.
NOTE: The signal strength is displayed for the closest AP for networks that contains multiple APs.
The signal strength ranges from excellent to out of range. The following factors affect signal
strength:
Signal quality decreases with distance and is affected by metal and concrete barriers.
Metal objects can reflect signals and cause interference.
Other electrical devices can cause interference.
Properties Provides adapter connection status information. See Network Properties for information.
WiFi On/
WiFi
Indicates the state of the WiFi radio, on or off. This drop-down also lets you switch the radio on or
off. Depending on the WiFi adapter and the OEM computer manufacturer, this drop-down may have
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Off/WiFi
On,
802.11a
Off
a third choice: WiFi On, 802.11a Off. If present, this lets you turn on the WiFi radio (band b or g),
but turn off the 802.11a band. See Turn Radio On or Off for more information.
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Closes the main window.
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Network Properties
Network Properties
Manage Exclusions
This Network Properties window provides detailed information about the selected network.
How to Access
Click Properties at the Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility main window to see detailed information
about the selected network and its access points. This screen shows you information about this network,
information about the access points, and also lets you open up the Exclude List Management screen. On the
Exclude List Management screen, you can add profiles to be excluded from automatic connection.
Network Properties Details
Name
Description
Network Name Displays the WiFi network name.
Band
Current band and frequency being used. Displays Out of Range if no band and frequency are
displayed.
The following bands are listed:
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
Operation
Mode
Displays the current mode:
Network (Infrastructure)
A wireless network centered around an access point. In this environment, the
access point not only provides communication with the wired network, but also
mediates wireless network traffic in the immediate neighborhood.
Device to Device (ad hoc)
A communication configuration in which every computer has the same capabilities,
and any computer can initiate a communication session. Also known as a peer-topeer network or a computer-to-computer network.
Authentication Displays the current authentication security mode for the network being used.
Level
The following network authentication levels are listed:
Open
Shared
WPA-Enterprise
WPA2-Enterprise
WPA-Personal
WPA2-Personal
Displays the authentication used by the currently used network. See to Security Overview for
more information.
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Data
Encryption
The following Data Encryption settings are listed:
None
WEP
TKIP
CKIP
AES-CCMP
See to Security Overview for more information.
Access Points
in this
Network <050>
Signal Strength: The signal strength icon bars indicate the strength of the transmit and
receive signals between your WiFi adapter and the nearest access point.
Displays one of the following icons:
. Indicates the band being used
(802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g or 802.11n).
Channel: Displays the current transmit and receive channel being used for a particular
wireless network.
BSSID (Infrastructure operating mode): Displays the twelve-digit MAC address of the
access point of the selected network.
Manage
Exclusions
See Manage Exclusions for more information. If network exclusion is enabled (see Application
Settings), then the Network Properties also indicates if the network is excluded from automatic
connection.
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Closes the Network Properties.
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Network Connection Details
When you are connected to a WiFi network, click the Details button on the Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi
Connection Utility main window to display the Connection Details.
WiFi Connection Details
Name
Description
Profile Name
Name of the WiFi profile.
Network
Name
Network Name (SSID) of the current connection.
Signal Quality A radio frequency (RF) signal can be assessed by two components:
signal strength (quantity)
signal quality
The quality of the signal is determined by a combination of factors. Primarily it is composed of
signal strength and the ratio of the RF noise present. RF noise occurs both naturally and
artificially by electrical equipment. If the amount of the RF noise is high, or the signal strength
is low, it results in a lower signal to noise ratio, which causes poorer signal quality. With a low
signal to noise ratio, it is difficult for the radio receiver to discern the data information
contained in the signal from the noise itself.
Signal
Strength
The signal strength icon bars indicate the quality of the transmit and receive signals between
your WiFi adapter and the access point or computer in Device to Device (ad hoc) mode. The
number of vertical green bars indicates the strength of the transmit and receive signals.
NOTE: The signal strength is displayed for the closest AP for networks that contains multiple
APs.
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The signal strength ranges from excellent to out of range. The following factors affect signal
strength:
Signal quality decreases with distance and is affected by metal and concrete barriers.
Metal objects can reflect signals and cause interference.
Other electrical devices can cause interference.
IP Address
IPv4 Address: Internet Protocol (IP) address for the current connection.
IPv6 Address: The next generation IP address is backward compatible and is designed to fix
data security problems with IPv4. IPv6 increases the address space from 32 to 128 bits,
providing for an unlimited number of networks and systems. It also supports quality of service
(QoS) parameters for real-time audio and video.
Adapter MAC
Address
Media Access Control (MAC) address for the WiFi adapter.
Band
Indicates the wireless band of the current connection.
802.11a
802.11b
802.11g
802.11n
Number of
Antennas in
Use
This indicates the number of antennas currently in use. This number depends on the band(s)
that the various networks are currently using, the transmit/receive modes in use on those
bands, the signal strength, and the capabilities of the access point(s). The user has no direct
control over this parameter.
Supported
Data Rates
Rates at which the WiFi adapter can send and receive data. Displays the speed in Mbps for the
frequency being used.
802.11a: 6, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, and 54
802.11b: 1, 2, 5.5, and 11
802.11g: 1, 2, 5.5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, and 54
802.11n: 450, 300, 270, 243, 240, 180, 150, 144, 135, 130, 120, 117, 115.5, 90,
86.667, 72.2, 65, 60, 57.8, 45, 43.3, 30, 28.9, 21.7, 15, 14.4, 7.2
Radio
Frequency
Displays the frequency of the current wireless connection.
Channel
Number
Displays the transmit and receive channel.
802.11a: 5.15 GHz to 5.85 GHz
802.11b/g: 2.400 GHz to 2.4835 GHz (dependent on country)
802.11n: 2.400 GHz to 5.00 GHz
Network
Displays Open, Shared, WPA*-Personal, WPA2*-Personal, WPA-Enterprise and WPA2-Enterprise.
Authentication Displays the authentication used by the currently used profile. See Security Overview for more
information.
Data
Encryption
Displays None, WEP, TKIP or AES-CCMP. See Security Overview for more information.
802.1X
Displays None, EAP-SIM, TLS, TTLS, PEAP, LEAP, or EAP-FAST. See Security Overview for more
Authentication information.
Type
802.1X
Displays None, PAP, GTC, CHAP, MS-CHAP, MS-CHAP-V2 or TLS. See Security Overview for
Authentication more information.
Protocol
CCX Version
Version of the Cisco Compatible Extensions on this wireless connection.
Current Tx
Power
The power level at which the WiFi adapter is currently transmitting, in milliwatts.
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Supported
Power Levels
These are the power levels that the WiFi adapter is capable of transmitting. This information is
presented in a range and is dependent on the adapter.
Access Point
MAC Address
The Media Access Control (MAC) address for the associated access point.
Mandatory
Access Point
Displays None, if not enabled. If enabled, from the Mandatory Access Point setting, the access
point MAC address is displayed. This option directs the WiFi adapter to connect to an access
point that uses a specific MAC address (48-bit 12 hexadecimal digits, for example,
00:06:25:0E:9D:84).
AP Name
The name of the access point. This name is set by the person configuring the access point and
is typically limited to 32 characters.
NOTE: This parameter is only visible if IPv6 support is installed on Windows* XP.
AP IPv4/IPv6 The Interconnect Protocol address (IPv4 or IPv6) for the access point. IPV6 is the next
Address
generation IP address and is backward compatible and is designed to fix data security problems
with IPv4. IPv6 increases the address space from 32 to 128 bits, providing for an unlimited
number of networks and systems. It also supports quality of service (QoS) parameters for realtime audio and video.
NOTE: This parameter is only visible when connected to a Cisco Systems access point.
AP Signal
Strength
The strength of the signal received from the access point, at the adapter. This value is given in
milliwatts (mW) and may actually be in the picowatts range. This value varies, based on the
distance between the AP and the adapter, obstacles that may interfere with the signal, and the
power level at which the AP is transmitting.
NOTE: This parameter is only visible when connected to a Cisco Systems access point.
AP Noise Level The radio frequency (RF) noise level present in the environment that will tend to interfere with
the signal from the access point. RF noise comes from natural and electrical sources.
NOTE: This parameter is only visible when connected to a Cisco Systems access point.
Repair
Renews the IP Address. If you have trouble accessing the network, verify if the IP address is
valid. If it is 0.0.0.0 or 169.x.x.x then it is probably not valid. If your network is set up for
automatic network address assignment, then click Repair and request a new IP address.
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General Troubleshooting
Basic Troubleshooting
Intel® Wireless Troubleshooter
Wireless Event Viewer
Manual Diagnostics Tool
Resolving Errors
Basic Troubleshooting
Problem or Symptom
Possible Solution
The wireless network card cannot Ensure that your access point is turned on, and that you have a profile for the
connect to the access point.
wireless network. The security settings in your profile must match your access
point’s settings.
Ensure that 802.1X is disabled on both your access point and your wireless
card.
The wireless card drops
connection occasionally.
1. Move closer to the access point.
2. Power cycle access point.
3. Update access point firmware from access point vendor support site.
4. Update the wireless LAN driver.
Your wireless connection is
slower than expected.
1. Move closer to the access point.
2. Power cycle access point.
3. Update access point firmware from access point vendor support site.
4. Update the wireless LAN driver.
The name of my wireless
network is not displayed in the
list of available networks.
Ensure that your access point is functioning correctly.
For XP users: The computers
seem to be connected to the
network, but printers and/or file
shares do not appear in My
Computer or in My Network
Places.
Verify that File and Printer Sharing is enabled on all the computers on your
network.
Check the SSID (network name) of the wireless network and ensure that the
access point is set to broadcast the SSID.
1. Click Start.
2. Click Control Panel.
3. Click Switch to Classic View, if available in the left pane.
4. Double-click Network Connections.
5. Right-click Wireless Network Connection.
6. Click Properties.
7. Click the General tab.
8. Under This connection uses the following items, verify that the File
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and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks is selected.
9. If cleared, click to select File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft
Networks.
10. If this item is not present, perform the following steps:
Click Install.
Select Service
Click Add.
Select File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks.
Click OK
11. Close OK to close Wireless Network Connection Properties.
12. Close Network Connections.
For Windows Vista* and
Verify that File and Printer Sharing are enabled in the Network and Sharing
Windows* 7 users: The
Center.
computers seem to be connected
1. Click Start.
to the network, but printers
and/or file shares do not appear
2. Click Control Panel.
in Computer.
3. Click Network and Internet.
4. Under Network and Sharing Center, click View network computers
and devices.
5. If no resources are displayed, network discovery and file sharing may be
turned off. This is indicated by a message by the top of the window:
Network discovery and file sharing are turned off. Network
computers and devices are not visible. Click to change... Click this
message.
6. Click Turn on network discovery and file sharing. The instructions
will guide you through the process.
Data transfer is sometimes very
slow.
Microwave ovens, some baby monitors, cordless game controllers, and some
cordless phones operate at the same radio frequency as the installed wireless
card. When these devices are in use, they interfere with the wireless network.
For optimum performance, keep wirelessly-connected computers at least 20
feet away from devices that operate at a frequency of 2.4 GHz.
Data transfer is always very
slow.
Some homes and most offices are steel-framed structures. The steel in such
buildings may interfere with your network's radio signals, thus causing a
slowdown in the data transmission rate. Try moving your computer to different
locations in the building to see if performance improves.
Computers are not
Verify that all of the wireless network properties settings are correct.
communicating with the network.
Make sure that your computer is receiving a good signal from the access
point or router.
Verify with the network administrator that installed the wireless card in
your portable computer is compatible with the IEEE 802.11 WLAN
standard under which the wireless network is operating.
You may need to disable or uninstall firewall software to connect.
If your network uses access points or routers, check all cables and make
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sure the power LED on the front of the access point or router is green.
I cannot connect to any wireless
network.
Radio may be disabled. See: Turn on/Turn off Radio for more information.
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software asks me for a key when
I try to connect to a wireless
network.
No WiFi networks are displayed
in the list of available networks.
Computer is too far from wireless network or there are no WiFi networks in the
area.
How do I configure roaming
identity for multiple users?
Configure Roaming Identity to support multiple users:
If you use a Pre-logon/Common profile that requires the roaming identity to be
based on the Windows logon credentials, the creator of the profile can add a
roaming identity that uses %username% and %domain%. The roaming
identity is parsed and the appropriate log on information is substituted for the
keywords. This allows maximum flexibility in configuring the roaming identity
while allowing multiple users to share the profile.
Please see your authentication server user guide for directions about how to
format a suitable roaming identity. Possible formats are:
%domain%\%username%
%username%@%domain%
%username%@%domain%.com
%username%@mynetwork.com
If Roaming Identity is cleared, %domain%\%username% is the default.
NOTE: Credentials: This user name and domain must match the user name
that is set in the authentication server by the administrator prior to client
authentication. The user name is case-sensitive. This name specifies the
identity supplied to the authenticator by the authentication protocol operating
over the TLS tunnel. This user identity is securely transmitted to the server
only after an encrypted channel has been verified and established.
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Application Settings (Tools menu)
The Application Settings control the behavior of the Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility.
How to Access
At the main window, at the Tools menu, click Application Settings.
Application Settings Description
Name
Description
Adapter
Presented at the top of the window, this lists the WiFi adapter. It may be any one of the
following:
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300
Centrino® Advanced-N + WiMAX 6250
Centrino® Advanced-N 6200
WiMAX/WiFi Link 5350
WiFi Link 5300
WiMAX/WiFi Link 5150
WiFi Link 5100
Centrino® Wireless-N 1000
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Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Wireless WiFi
Wireless WiFi
PRO/Wireless
PRO/Wireless
Link 4965AGN
Link 4965AG_
3945ABG Network Connection
3945_BG Network Connection
Advanced Settings: The following settings control how the WiFi connection utility behaves and displays
information.
Taskbar
Show icon on the taskbar: Select to display the Taskbar status icon. This icon resides on the
Windows Taskbar (Notification Area). This icon provides the status of your wireless connection.
Clear to not display the Taskbar status icon.
The Taskbar Status Icon provides several functions:
Visual feedback for the connection state and wireless activity of your wireless network. The
icon changes color and animation for different wireless activity. See Taskbar Icons for more
information.
Menu: A menu is displayed when you right-click the icon. From this menu you perform
tasks such as turn the radio on or off or launch the WiFi connection utility. See: Taskbar
Menu Options for more information.
Tool tips and desktop alerts. See: Tool Tips and Desktop Alerts for more information.
Notifications Show Alert Notifications: Select to display desktop alerts next to the taskbar icon. When your
action is required, a message displays. Only events of high importance trigger a desktop alert. If
the desktop alert is selected, then the appropriate action is taken. Clear to not display desktop
alerts. See Tool Tips and Desktop Alerts for more information.
Select one of the following options:
Information Notifications: These desktop alerts are of lower importance. They do not require
your interaction but can greatly improve the wireless experience.
Show Information Notifications: Selected by default. All informational desktop alerts are
displayed next to the taskbar status icon. These desktop alerts improve your wireless
experience with notifications when available wireless networks are within range. They also
inform you when a wireless connection has been made or has been lost. See Tool Tips and
Desktop Alerts for more information.
Show a list of available networks when not connected: When Show Information
Notifications is cleared, you can select this item. When the desktop alerts are disabled,
this option lets you continue to be notified of available networks when the WiFi adapter is
not connected.
Notify when another application uses the WiFi adapter: When selected, a message is
displayed when other applications are trying to manage your WiFi adapter. This is helpful if you
use software provided by a hotspot location (coffee shop, airport terminal). To take advantage of
the WiFi connection utility features, disable this software when you leave the hotspot.
Auto
Connect
Connect to available network using profiles only: (Default) Connect the WiFi adapter to an
available network with a matching profile from the Profiles List. If no matching profile is found,
you are notified (see Notifications). The wireless device remains disconnected until a matching
profile is found or you configure a new matching profile.
Connect to any available network if no matching profile found: Select to connect to a
network automatically if you have not configured a profile and are at a location that has an open,
unsecured wireless network. NOTE: Open networks have no security. You would need to provide
your own security for this wireless connection. One way to secure an open wireless connection is
with Virtual Private Networking (VPN) software.
Connect to any network based on profiles only (Cisco mode): Select to try every profile in
preferred order. This signifies that you are in the vicinity of an access point which has more than
one SSID but only advertises one.
Do not automatically connect. User will connect manually: Select to turn off automatic
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connection.
Manage
Exclusions
Enable automatic exclude list feature: Select to enable the automatic exclude list feature. This
feature provides a way to exclude access points from automatic connection. See Manage
Exclusions for more information.
Enable manual exclude list feature: Select to enable the manual exclude list feature. This
feature provides a way to exclude networks from automatic connection. See Manage Exclusions for
more information.
WiFi
Networks
List
Show column sort headers: Select to display the column names in the WiFi Networks list. Click
a column header to sort the column in either ascending or descending order.
Shared
Folder
Notification
File and printer sharing enables other computers on a network to access resources on your
computer. You should be cautious when you use your wireless notebook computer with file and
printer sharing enabled.
Use this feature to receive notifications when you connect to a wireless network with shared
folders that meet one of the following conditions:
The Microsoft Windows firewall is disabled
File and Printer Sharing are enabled as an exception to the Microsoft Windows firewall
settings.
Unshare shared folders automatically when connected to an unsecured network.
Select to unshare shared folders automatically, each time you connect to an unsecured network.
This feature provides some additionally security.
Disable this notification
Select to maintain your current shared folder settings each time you connect to an open,
unsecured network.
Notify when connected to an unsecured network.
Select to receive notification each time you are connected to an open, unsecured network.
Device to
Device (ad
hoc)
Network
Notification
Receive alerts dependent on the following settings when connected to an ad hoc network. You are
alerted every two minutes, with a maximum of five alerts.
Notify when no peers have joined the ad hoc network
Select to receive notification if no peers join the ad hoc network.
Notify when all peers leave the ad hoc network
Select to receive an alert when all the peers leave the ad hoc network.
Network
Name
(SSID)
Notification
Notifies you when the default network name (SSID) is used to connect to a network. Common
examples of pre-defined, default network names are: wireless, WLAN, linksys, default.
Connecting to an access point that has the default network name (SSID) can be a security
problem. This access point usually uses all the default security and, management settings (for
example, Open authentication; default IP address, user name, or password). If this is a personal
network, change the network name and security settings to improve the security of the network.
Notify when connected to a network with the default SSID name
Select to receive an alert when connected to a network with the default network name.
WiFi
Settings
Disable WiFi scanning when associated: This setting disables scanning for additional WiFi
access points after the adapter connects to an access point (network). Disabling scanning when
already connected can improve the connection performance.
Wi-Fi
Protected
Setup*
Enable device registration
Turn this on to let the computer act as an external registrar. In this capacity, the computer can
set up an unconfigured access point or join a configured access point. After the access point has
been configured, the computer, as an external registrar, can add new computers (enrollees) to
the network. Default state is OFF.
Turn Enable device registration off to let the computer detect and connect to a network as an
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enrollee.
Notify when Wi-Fi Protected Setup access points are within range
Turn to on to let you know when an access point equipped with Wi-Fi Protected Setup* is within
range of your computer. This is necessary if you want to enroll (connect) this computer to the
access point. Default state is On.
OK
Saves settings and return to the previous page.
Cancel
Closes and cancels changes.
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Provides help information for this page.
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Turn WiFi Radio On or Off
To switch the WiFi radio on or off, use one of the following methods:
The optional hardware radio switch on your computer
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Microsoft Windows
NOTE: When your computer is switched on, the radio is constantly transmitting signals. Use the
following methods if you need to turn off the radio and use your notebook without emitting radio
signals.
Use the Optional Computer Radio on or off Switch
If your computer has hardware radio switch, you can use it to quickly turn the radio on or off. See the computer
manufacturer's documentation for more information about this switch. The state of the hardware radio switch radio
(on or off) displays in the WiFi connection utility main window and on the Taskbar. Also note that if you turned off
the WiFi radio with the hardware radio switch, then you must turn that switch back on before the WiFi radio will
operate again.
Use Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility
You can turn on or off the WiFi radio at the Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility main window. The
status icon on main window displays the current state of the radio. At the main window, click WiFi On or WiFi
Off to turn the radio on or off.
Switch the radio on or off at the Taskbar Icon
Right-click the Taskbar icon and select WiFi On or WiFi Off.
Use Windows to turn on or off the Radio
You can turn the WiFi radio on or off using Windows.
NOTE: If you turned off the radio from Microsoft Windows, then you must use Microsoft Windows to
turn the radio on. You cannot use a hardware switch or the WiFi connection utility to enable the radio
if the radio has been turned off using Windows.
Windows* XP
1. At the Start Menu, click Connect to. Right click Wireless Network Connection and select Disable.
2. Or if you have more than one WiFi adapter, at the Start Menu, click Connect to > Show all connections.
Right click the desired adapter and select Disable.
You can use the same method to turn the radio back on.
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Adapter Settings
The Advanced tab displays the device properties for the WiFi adapter installed on your computer. This version of
Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi software is compatible with the following adapters:
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300
Centrino® Advanced-N + WiMAX 6250
Centrino® Advanced-N 6200
WiMAX/WiFi Link 5350
WiMAX/WiFi Link 5150
WiFi Link 5300
WiFi Link 5100
Centrino® Wireless-N 1000
Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
Wireless WiFi Link 4965AG_
PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
How to Access
For Windows* XP users: At the Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility, Advanced Menu click Adapter
Settings. Select the Advanced tab.
Open the Device Manager and click on the WiFi network adapter. Then select the Advanced tab.
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WiFi Adapter Settings Description
Name
Description
802.11n
Channel Width
(2.4 GHz)
Set high throughput channel width to maximize performance. Set the channel width to Auto or
20MHz. Use 20MHz if 802.11n channels are restricted.This setting applies to 802.11n capable
adapters only.
NOTE: This setting is does not apply to the following adapters:
Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN (uses 20 MHz channel width only)
802.11n
Channel Width
(5.2 GHz)
Set high throughput channel width to maximize performance. Set the channel width to Auto or
20MHz. Use 20MHz if 802.11n channels are restricted. This setting applies to 802.11n capable
adapters only.
NOTE: This setting is does not apply to the following adapters:
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1000
Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
802.11n Mode
The 802.11n standard builds on previous 802.11 standards by adding multiple-input multipleoutput (MIMO). MIMO increases data throughput to improve transfer rate. Select Enabled or
Disabled to set the 802.11n mode of the WiFi adapter. Enabled is the default setting. This
setting applies to 802.11n capable adapters only.
NOTE: To achieve transfer rates greater than 54 Mbps on 802.11n connections, WPA2*-AES
security must be selected. No security (None) can be selected to enable network setup and
troubleshooting.
An administrator can enable or disable support for high throughput mode to reduce powerconsumption or conflicts with other bands or compatibility issues.
Ad Hoc
Channel
Unless the other computers in the ad hoc network use a different channel from the default
channel, there is no need to change the channel.
Value: Select the permitted operating channel from the list.
802.11b/g: Select this option when 802.11b and 802.11g (2.4 GHz) ad hoc band
frequency is used.
802.11a: Select this option when 802.11a (5 GHz) ad hoc band frequency is used. This
setting is does not apply to the Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1000 adapter.
NOTE: When an 802.11a channel is not displayed, initiating ad hoc networks is not supported
for 802.11a channels.
Ad Hoc Power
Management
Set power saving features for device to device (ad hoc) networks.
Ad Hoc QoS
Mode
Quality of Service (QoS) control in ad hoc networks. QoS provides prioritization of traffic from
the access point over a wireless LAN based on traffic classification. WMM (Wi-Fi Multimedia) is
the QoS certification of the Wi-Fi Alliance (WFA). When WMM is enabled, the WiFi adapter uses
WMM to support priority tagging and queuing capabilities for Wi-Fi networks.
Disable: Select when connecting to ad hoc networks that contain stations that do not
support ad hoc power management
Maximum Power Savings: Select to optimize battery life.
Noisy Environment: Select to optimize performance or connecting with multiple clients.
WMM Enabled (Default)
WMM Disabled
Fat Channel
Intolerant
This setting communicates to surrounding networks that this WiFi adapter is not tolerant of
40MHz channels in the 2.4GHz band. The default setting is for this to be turned off (disabled),
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so that the adapter does not send this notification.
NOTE: This setting is does not apply to the following adapters:
Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AG_
Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
Mixed mode
protection
Use to avoid data collisions in a mixed 802.11b and 802.11g environment. Request to
Send/Clear to Send (RTS/CTS) should be used in an environment where clients may not hear
each other. CTS-to-self can be used to gain more throughput in an environment where clients
are in close proximity and can hear each other.
Power
Management
Lets you select a balance between power consumption and WiFi adapter performance. The WiFi
adapter power settings slider sets a balance between the computer's power source and the
battery.
Use default value: (Default) Power settings are based on the computer's power source.
Manual: Adjust the slider for the desired setting. Use the lowest setting for maximum
battery life. Use the highest setting for maximum performance.
NOTE: Power consumption savings vary based on Network (Infrastructure) settings.
Roaming
This setting lets you define how aggressively your wireless client roams to improve connection
Aggressiveness to an access point.
Default: Balanced setting between not roaming and performance.
Lowest: Your wireless client will not roam. Only significant link quality degradation
causes it to roam to another access point.
Highest: Your wireless client continuously tracks the link quality. If any degradation
occurs, it tries to find and roam to a better access point.
Throughput
Enhancement
Changes the value of the Packet Burst Control.
Transmit
Power
Default Setting: Highest power setting.
Enable: Select to enable throughput enhancement.
Disable: (Default) Select to disable throughput enhancement.
Lowest: Minimum Coverage.: Set the adapter to the lowest transmit power. Enables you to
expand the number of coverage areas or confine a coverage area. Reduces the coverage area
in high traffic areas to improve overall transmission quality and avoids congestion and
interference with other devices.
Highest: Maximum Coverage: Set the adapter to a maximum transmit power level. Select
for maximum performance and range in environments with limited additional WiFi radio
devices.
NOTE: The optimal setting is for a user to always set the transmit power at the lowest possible
level that is still compatible with the quality of their communication. This allows the maximum
number of wireless devices to operate in dense areas and reduce interference with other
devices that it shares the same radio spectrum with.
NOTE: This setting takes effect when either Network (Infrastructure) or Device to Device (ad
hoc) mode is used.
Wireless Mode
Select which mode to use for connection to a wireless network:
802.11a only: Connect the wireless
applicable for all adapters.
802.11b only: Connect the wireless
applicable for all adapters.
802.11g only: Connect the wireless
802.11a and 802.11g: Connect the
only. Not applicable for all adapters.
WiFi adapter to 802.11a networks only. Not
WiFi adapter to 802.11b networks only. Not
WiFi adapter to 802.11g networks only.
WiFi adapter to 802.11a and 802.11g networks
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802.11b and 802.11g: Connect the WiFi adapter to 802.11b and 802.11g networks
only. Not applicable for all adapters.
802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11g: (Default) - Connect to either 802.11a, 802.11b or
802.11g wireless networks. Not applicable for all adapters.
NOTE: These wireless modes (Modulation type) determine the discovered access points
displayed in the WiFi Networks list
OK
Saves settings and returns to the previous page.
Cancel
Closes and cancels any changes.
Microsoft Windows* Advanced Options (Adapter Settings)
To access the Windows* XP Advanced options:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
Start Windows and log on with administrative privileges.
From your desktop, right-click My Computer and click Properties.
Click the Hardware tab.
Click Device Manager.
Double-click Network adapters.
Right-click the name of the installed WiFi adapter that is in use.
Click Properties.
Select the Advanced tab.
Select the Property you want (for example, Mixed Mode Protection, Power Management).
To select a new value or setting, click Use default value to clear the checkbox. Then select a new value or
setting. To return to the default value, click the Use default value checkbox. (The Use default value box
is not present for all properties, for example, Ad Hoc Channel. In this case, simply select the setting you
want.)
11. To save your settings and exit the window, click OK.
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Advanced Statistics (Advanced menu)
The Advanced Statistics provides current adapter connection information. This information defines how the adapter
communicates with an access point.
How to Access
At the Advanced menu, click Advanced Statistics.
Advanced Statistics Description
Name
Description
Statistics Tab
Advanced Statistics: This information pertains to how the adapter communicates with an
access point.
Association: If the adapter finds an access point to communicate with, the value is in
range. Otherwise, the value is out of range.
AP MAC Address: The twelve-digit MAC address (00:40:96:31:1C:05) of the access
point.
Number of associations: The number of times the access point has found the
adapter.
AP count: The number of available access points within range of the WiFi adapter.
Number of full scans: The number of times the adapter has scanned all channels for
receiving information.
Number of partial scans: The number of scans that have been terminated.
Roaming: This information contains counters that are related to reasons for the adapter
roaming. Roaming occurs when an adapter communicates with one access point and then
communicates with another for better signal strength.
Roaming count: The number of times that roaming occurred.
AP did not transmit: The adapter did not receive radio transmission from the access
point. You may need to reset the access point.
Poor beacon quality: The signal quality is too low to sustain communication with the
access point. Either you have moved the adapter outside the coverage area of the
access point or the access point's device address information has been changed.
AP load balancing: The access point ended its association with the adapter based on
the access point's inability to maintain communication with all its associated adapters.
Too many adapters are trying to communicate with one access point.
AP RSSI too low: The Receive Signal Strength Indicator (RSSI) is too low to maintain
an association with the adapter. You may have moved outside the coverage area of
the access point or the access point could have increased its data rate.
Poor channel quality: The quality of the channel is low and caused the adapter to
look for another access point.
AP dropped mobile unit: The access point dropped a computer from the list of
recognizable mobile devices. The computer must re-associate with an access point.
Miscellaneous: Use this information to determine if an association with a different access
point increases performance and helps maintain the highest possible data rate.
Received beacons: Number of beacons received by the adapter.
Percent missed beacons: Percent value for missed beacons.
Percent transmit errors: The percentage of data transmissions that had errors.
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Signal Strength: Signal strength of the access point that the adapter communicates
with displayed in decibels (dBm).
Transmit/Receive Displays percent values for non-directed and directed packets.
(Tx/Rx)
Total host packets: The total number of directed and non-directed packets counts.
Statistics Tab
Transmit - (Mbps)
Receive - (Mbps)
Non-directed packets: The number of received packets broadcast to the wireless
network.
Directed packets: The number of received packets sent specifically to the WiFi
adapter.
Total Bytes: The total number of bytes for packets received and sent by the WiFi
adapter.
Logging Tab
Set the duration that you want to record statistical data for your WiFi adapter.
Configure logging settings: Click Settings to set how frequently you want to log the
statistics. You can set the number of seconds and how many hours you want the statistics
to be logged.
To change the storage location of the log file.
1. Click Browse to specify a new log file location. The current path is displayed. The
default location is in the C:\Program Files\Intel\WiFi directory.
2. Click Open to close and apply the new file path.
3. Click Close to exit Advanced Statistics.
Start/Stop Logging: Click this button to start and stop logging. When you click Start
logging, statistical information (described above) is accumulated. When you click Stop
Logging, the accumulation ends and this information is saved to a file that you can open and
view.
View Log File...: Click this button to open the WiFi folder under Program Files\Intel (this
is the default location). Log files are named using the month, day, and year, plus the
number of the log created on that day. For example: 03122007_001.htm. The log file
provides:
Date and Time
Adapter Information
Connection Information
Transmit/Receive Statistics
NOTE: An administrator can disable this feature.
Reset Stats
Resets the adapter statistical counters back to zero and begins making new data
measurements.
Close
Closes and returns to the main window.
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Profile Management
NOTE: This section describes profiles created with Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility. These profiles
are not used by Microsoft Windows* XP Wireless Zero Configuration.
NOTE: Throughout this Help, the terms "wireless" and "WiFi" are used interchangeably.
What is a Profile?
Profiles Types
Profiles List
Profile Icons
Connect to a Profile
Create a New Profile
Edit an Existing Profile
Remove a Profile
Set a Profile Password
Export or Import Profiles
What is a Profile?
A profile is a saved group of network settings. Profiles are displayed in the Profiles List. Profiles are useful when
moving from one wireless network to another. Different profiles can be configured for each wireless network.
Profile settings include the network name (SSID), operating mode, and security settings.
A profile is created when you connect to a wireless network.
1. Select a network from the WiFi Networks list.
2. Click Connect.
3. If the wireless network requires a WEP password or encryption key, you are prompted to enter this
information prior to connection. To change the security options, click Advanced to open the Configure WiFi
Settings.
4. Click OK to connect. A profile is created and added to the Profiles list.
The Create WiFi Profile Wizard guides you through the settings required to connect with the wireless network. At
completion, the profile is saved and added to the Profiles list. Since these wireless settings are saved, the next
time you are in range of this wireless network you are automatically connected.
Profile Types
There are two basic types of profiles that can be used to connect to a wireless network. The profile types are:
User Profiles: These profiles are created by individual users. If there is more than one user on a computer,
each user needs to create their own set of user profiles. User-created wireless profiles are not accessible by
other users of a computer.
Administrator Profiles: If one or more profiles need to be shared among users on a computer, the
Administrator Tool must be installed to create Administrator profiles. For more information, see
Administrator Profiles .
Profiles List
The Profiles list displays a list of existing profiles. When you come in range of a wireless network, the WiFi
connection utility software scans the Profiles list to see if there is a match. If a match is found, you are
automatically connected to the network.
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Profiles List Priority Arrows
Use the up-arrow to move the position of a selected profile up in the profiles list.
Use the down-arrow to move the position of a selected profile down in the profiles list.
Profile Icons
The network profile status icons indicate whether the adapter is associated with a network, the type of operating
mode being used, and whether security encryption is enabled. These icons display next to the profile name in the
Profiles list.
Name
Description
Profile
Name
The Profile Name is your name for this network. It can be anything that helps you identify this
network. For example, My Home Network, Coffee Shop on A Street.
Network
Name
Name of the wireless network (SSID) or computer.
Connection Icons: The network profile status icons indicate the different connection states of the adapter with
a wireless network, the type of operating mode being used, and whether network security is being used.
Blue circle: The WiFi adapter is associated with an access point or computer (Device to Device [ad
hoc] mode). If a profile has 802.1X security enabled, this indicates that the WiFi adapter is
associated and authenticated.
Indicates Network (infrastructure) mode.
Indicates Device to Device (ad hoc) mode.
Indicates an Administrator profile.
The wireless network uses Security encryption.
Indicates that this network is on the Exclude list, e.g. is set for manual rather than automatic
connection. When on the Exclude list, to connect the user must connect manually.
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Arrows
Use the arrows to position profiles in a preferred order for auto-connection.
Up-arrow: Move the position of a selected profile up in the Profiles list.
Down-arrow: Move the position of a selected profile down in the Profiles list.
Connect
Connect the selected profile for the wireless network.
Add
Opens the Create WiFi Profile General Settings, which are used to create a new profile. See
Create a New Profile for more information.
Remove
Removes a selected profile from the Profiles list. See Remove a Profile for more information.
Properties Used to edit the contents of an existing profile. You can also double-click a profile in the Profiles list
to edit the profile. See Edit an Existing Profile for more information.
Export/Import: Imports and exports user-based profiles to and from the Profiles list. Wireless
profiles can be automatically imported into the Profiles list. See Export or Import Profiles for more
information.
Close
Closes the profile management window.
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Provides help information for this page.
Connect to a Profile
When you are in range of a wireless network that has a matching profile you are automatically connected to that
network. If a network with a lower priority profile is also in range you can force the connection to that lower
profile. This is achieved the from the WiFi connection utility or from the Taskbar icon.
Manually connect to a profile from the Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Double-click the Taskbar icon to open the main window.
Click Profiles to open the Profiles list.
Select the profile from the Profiles list.
Click Connect. Remember that the connection is only made if the wireless network is in range.
Manually connect to a profile from the Taskbar:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Right-click the taskbar icon.
Click Connect to Profile.
Select a profile.
Click to start the connection.
Create a New Profile
Select a network from the WiFi Networks list. Click Connect. The Create WiFi Profile manager guides you
through the necessary steps to create a profile and connect to the network. During this process, the Create WiFi
Profile Security Settings attempts to detect the appropriate security settings for you.
To create a new profile and connect to a wireless network:
1. From the Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility main window, click Profiles.
2. On the Profiles page, click Add to open the Create WiFi Profile General Settings. (See General Settings
for more information.)
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4.
5.
6.
Profile Name: Enter a descriptive profile name.
WiFi Network Name (SSID): Enter the network name of the WiFi network
Select the Operating Mode: Network (Infrastructure) or Device to Device (ad hoc).
Click Advanced for the following options:
Auto Connect: Select to automatically or manually connect to a profile.
Auto Import: Network administrator can export a profile on another computer.
Band Selection: Select the band(s) over which to make network connections.
Mandatory Access Point: Select to associate the WiFi adapter with a specific access point.
Password Protection: Select to password protect a profile.
Application Auto Launch: Specify a program to be started when a wireless connection is made.
Maintain Connection: Select to remain connected to a user profile after log off.
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7. From the General Settings, click Next to open the Security Settings.
8. Select either Personal Security or Enterprise Security to select the Network Authentication and Data
Encryption options. Enter the encryption key settings and configure the 802.1X settings as required.
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9. Click OK when you have completed the profile settings. To change or verify the profile settings, click Back.
10. If you are not currently connected to a network, Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility detects that
a new profile has been added and automatically attempts to connect to this new profile.
11. If you want to manually connect to this profile, click Connect. The connection icon displays the current
connection status. The network name, transmit and receive speeds, and signal quality are also displayed.
Edit an Existing Profile
To edit an existing profile:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Click Profiles on the Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility main window.
Select the profile to edit from the Profiles List.
Click Properties to open the WiFi Profile Properties General Settings.
Click Next and Back to navigate through the WiFi Profile Properties' General and Security Settings:
General Settings: See General Settings for more information.
Security Settings: See Security Settings for more information.
5. Click OK to save the current settings and exit. Click Cancel to exit without saving changes.
Remove a Profile
To remove a profile:
1. Click Profiles on the Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility main window.
2. Select the profile from the list.
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3. Click Remove. You are notified that Selected profiles will be permanently removed. Do you want to
continue?
4. Click Yes. The profile is removed from the Profiles list.
If you are still connected to the network:
1. Click Profiles on the Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility main window.
2. Select the profile from the list.
3. Click Remove. You are notified that Selected profiles will be permanently removed. Do you want to
continue?
4. Click Yes. You are notified that <profile name> is active and will be permanently removed. Do you
want to continue?
5. Click Yes. The profile is removed from the Profiles list.
NOTE: If the profile is protected by a password, you cannot remove or edit the profile settings without entering
the password. If the administrator or you do not know the password, there is no process available to reset the
password.
Set a Profile Password
To password protect an existing profile:
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Click Profiles on the Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility main window.
Select the profile from the list.
Click Properties to open the WiFi Profile Properties' General Settings.
Click Advanced to open the Advanced Settings.
Click Password Protection to open the Password Protection settings.
Click Password protect this profile (maximum 10 characters)
Password: Enter the password.
Confirm Password: Reenter the password.
Click OK to save the setting and return to the General Settings page.
Click OK to return to the main window.
Import or Export Profiles
This feature lets you import and export user-based profiles to and from the Profiles list. Wireless profiles can be
automatically imported into the Profiles list.
An administrator can set profiles to be imported automatically into the Profiles list. Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi
Connection Utility monitors the import folder on your hard disk for new profile files. Only profiles that have been
enabled through Enable Auto-Import in the Advanced Settings are automatically imported. If a profile of the
same name already exists in the Profiles list, you are notified to either reject the imported profile or accept it. If
accepted, the existing profile is replaced. All imported user-based profiles are placed at the bottom of the Profiles
List.
NOTE: To export Administrator profiles, see Administrator Packages.
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Import Profiles into the Profiles List
To import profiles manually:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Click Import on the Profiles page.
Select the profile files to import.
Click Import.
You are notified that the profile has been successfully imported.
Export Profiles from the Profiles List
1. Select individual or multiple profiles from the list.
2. Select Export to export one or more profiles from the Profiles list.
3. Select the destination folder. Click Browse to search your hard disk for the destination directory. The C:\
drive is the default directory.
4. Click OK to export the selected profile. You are notified: Successfully exported selected profiles to the
destination folder: C:\.
To select multiple profiles:
1. Use your mouse to highlight a profile.
2. Press Ctrl.
3. Click each profile that you want selected. Follow the instructions from Step 2 above to export multiple
profiles.
Password Protected Profiles
Import and export password-protected user-based profiles automatically to remote systems. If a profile is
password protected, the assigned password must be entered before it can be edited. See Set a Profile Password
for more information.
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Profile Wizard General Settings
The General Settings page is the first page in the Create WiFi Profile Wizard.
See Profile Management for a description of when the Create WiFi Profile General Settings is launched.
NOTE: Throughout this Help, the terms "wireless" and "WiFi" are used interchangeably.
How to Access
1. If you are creating or editing an administrator profile, open the Administrator Tool. Or if you are creating or
editing a personal profile, at the main window, click Profiles.
2. At the Profiles window or tab, for an existing profile, click Properties. For a new profile click Add.
While you configure a profile, you can use the left pane to navigate to the General and Security Settings pages.
The Back and Next buttons located at the bottom of the Profile Wizard can also be used for the same functions.
General Settings Page Description
Name
Description
Profile Name
Name of the wireless network profile. When you configure a wireless network that was selected
from the WiFi Networks list, the profile name is the same as the WiFi Network Name SSID). This
name can be changed to be more descriptive or customized for your personal use.
Examples: My Office Network, Bob's Home Network, ABC Company Network
WiFi Network Name of the wireless network access point used by the WiFi adapter for connection. The network
Name (SSID) name must match exactly the name of the wireless access point. It is case sensitive.
When you configure a wireless network that was selected from the WiFi Networks list, the
network name is taken from the wireless network list. You cannot and should not change it.
<SSID not broadcast>: If an access point does not broadcast its network name (SSID) or the
WiFi adapter receives a hidden network name from a stealth access point, it is displayed in the
WiFi Networks list. To associate with an <SSID not broadcast> network entry, a new profile
must be created before connection. Provide the actual SSID for the access point. After
connection, the <SSID not broadcast> is still displayed in the WiFi Networks list. The associated
SSID profile is viewed in the Profiles list.
Operating
Mode
Network (Infrastructure): Connect to an access point. An Infrastructure network consists of
one or more access points and one or more computers with WiFi adapters. This connection is the
type used in home networks, corporate networks, hotels, and other areas that provide access to
the network and/or the internet.
NOTE: Only Network (Infrastructure) is available for administrator profiles (Prelogon/Common and Persistent profiles). See the Administrator Tool for more information.
Device to Device (ad hoc): Connect directly to other computers in an ad hoc wireless network.
This type of connection is useful for connections between two or more computers only. It does
not provide access to network resources or the internet.
Administrator Persistent: Persistent profiles are applied at boot time or whenever no one is logged on the
Profile Type
computer. After a user logs off, a Persistent profile maintains a wireless connection either until
the computer is turned off, or a different user logs on.
(Visible only in
Administrator Pre-logon/Common: These profiles are only available using the Administrator Tool. PreTool)
logon/Common profiles are applied once a user logs on. The connection is made as part of the
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Windows log-on sequence (Pre-logon/Common). This profile is shared by all users.
Advanced
Click Advanced to access the Advanced Settings. Use the Advanced Settings to set Maintain
Connection, User Name Format, Auto Connect or Auto Import options, launch an application
(Application Auto Launch), set a profile password (Password Protection), specify a certain access
point address for adapter connection (Mandatory Access Point), and set Pre-logon Connect
options.
Next
Proceeds to the Security Settings page.
OK
Finishes creation of the new profile with the current settings.
Cancel
Closes the Create WiFi Profile Wizard and cancel any changes.
Help?
Provides help information for this page.
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Using the Administrator Tool
Overview
Administrator Packages
Create a New Package
Open an Existing Package
Set Administrator Password
Administrator Tool Settings
Administrator Profiles
Single Sign-on Considerations for Windows Vista* and Windows* 7
Persistent Profile
Pre-logon Connect
Exclude Networks
Voice over IP (VoIP) Connection
Application Settings
Adapter Settings
EAP-FAST A-ID Groups
Overview
The Administrator Tool is used to create custom install packages that can be exported to client systems running
Microsoft Windows* XP, Windows Vista* and Windows* 7. The Administrator Tool is used to configure user settings
and common (shared) WiFi network profiles. The tool is used by the person who has administrator privileges on
this computer.
The feature must be selected during a custom installation of the Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility or
the feature is not displayed.
Administrator Packages
An Administrator Package is a self-extracting executable file that contains administrative profiles and other user
settings. You can copy or send an administrative package to clients on your network. When the executable runs,
the contents are installed and configured on the destination computer. If a profile is part of the package, the
profile governs how the destination computer connects to a specific WiFi network. For information about profiles,
see Administrator Profiles.
Create a New Package
1. For Windows* XP users: on the Tools menu, click Administrator Tool.
2. Enter your password to access the Administrator Tool.
3. Click Create a new package.
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Name
Description
Create a Create a package that can be exported to a client computer. The client computer can run
new
Windows* XP, Windows Vista*, or Windows* 7. The package capabilities will vary,
package depending on the client OS. This package allows export of 802.1X authentication EAP-type,
Pre-logon/Common and Persistent profiles. However, there are exceptions for Single Signon profiles that will be exported to Windows Vista* and Windows* 7 clients. See
Administrator Profiles.
Open an Select to browse for and open an existing package.
existing
package
4. Click OK.
5. Configure the following options to be included in the package:
Name
Description
Profiles
Click Include Profiles in this package (this should already be checked). Profiles can be
shared with other users. Click Profiles here for more information and instructions.
Application Click the Application Settings tab. Click Include Application Settings in this
Settings
package (this should already be checked). Specify application settings to be enabled.
Click Application Settings here for more information and instructions.
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8.
9.
10.
Adapter
Settings
Click the Adapter Settings tab. Click Include Adapter Settings in this package.
Specify initial values for adapter settings used on this computer. Click Adapter Settings
here for more information and instructions.
EAP-FAST
A-ID
Groups
Click the EAP-FAST A-ID Groups tab. Click Include A-ID Groups. Add A-ID Group to
support multiple PACs from multiple A-IDs. Click EAP-FAST A-ID Groups here for more
information and instructions.
Click Close.
You are notified: The current package is changed. Would you like to save the changes?
Click Yes. Save the executable file to a directory on the local disk drive.
Click Save. The file is created.
Click Finished to view the package contents.
Click Apply this package to this computer if you want to use the package configuration on the
Administrator's computer.
Copy the executable file to any user's computer to install the configuration that has been saved in the
package. When you execute the package file, it is a silent install.
11. Click OK.
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NOTE: You can also select Save Package on the File menu to save the package.
Open an Existing Package
1. For Windows* XP users: on the Tools menu, click Administrator Tool.
2. Enter your password to access the Administrator Tool.
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On the Open Administrator Package window, click Open an existing package to edit an existing package.
Click Browse.... Locate the package's executable file.
Click Open. Make your updates for package settings.
Here you can Add, Remove and Copy profiles. You can also click Properties to update the security
settings for a profile.
Click Close.
You are notified: The current package is changed. Would you like to save the changes?
Click Yes. Save the executable file to a directory on the local disk drive.
Click Save. The file is created.
Click Finished to view the package contents.
Click Apply this package to this computer if you want to use the package configuration on the
Administrator's computer.
Copy the executable file to any user's computer to install the configuration that has been saved in the
package. When you execute the package file, it is a silent install.
Click OK.
NOTE: You can also select Open Package on the File menu to edit an Administrator Package.
NOTE: If you create an Administrator Package for a Windows* XP Professional x64 Edition system, the
language files are located in the \XP\Docs and the \XP\x64\Install\Lang folders on that system.
See:
Administrator Profiles
Set Administrator Password
Administrator Tool Settings
Administrator Profiles
Administrator Profiles are owned and managed by the network administrator or the administrator of this computer.
These profiles are shared by all users on this computer. However, end users cannot modify these profiles. They
can only be modified from the Administrator Tool, which is password protected. There are two types of
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Administrator Profiles: Persistent or Pre-logon/Common. You can also configure Voice over IP (VoIP) settings for
export to a soft-phone application.
Single Sign-On Considerations for Windows Vista* and Windows* 7
The following information applies only to Single Sign-On (SSO) profiles created for Windows Vista* and Windows*
7* clients.
Persistent profiles are not supported. Persistent profiles are ignored during package import.
Saved credentials in profiles that are both Persistent and Pre-logon/Common are not supported.
Saved credential profiles become prompt for credentials profiles.
Profiles that are Persistent-plus-Pre-logon/Common, use machine credentials, with an exception of
TTLS profiles.
Profiles that are Persistent-plus-Pre-logon/Common with TTLS, are not supported. Only Prelogon/Common with TTLS profiles are supported.
There is no pre-logon support for TLS profiles (including profiles with TLS as tunnel method).
No connection attempt during user log-in; TLS uses user certificates after user logon.
Machine certificates for user connection is not supported.
Machine certificate setting will become user certificate setting on import.
For specific information about each profile type, see the following:
SSO
SSO
SSO
SSO
SSO
SSO
SSO
SSO
SSO
TTLS profiles
EAP-SIM profiles
EAP-AKA profiles
LEAP profiles
EAP-FAST profiles
PEAP-GTC profiles
PEAP-MS-CHAP-V2
PEAP-TLS profiles
TLS profiles
Persistent Profile
Persistent profiles are applied at boot time or whenever no one is logged on the computer. After a user logs off, a
Persistent profile maintains a wireless connection either until the computer is turned off, or a different user logs
on.
NOTE: Persistent profiles are not supported for Windows Vista* or Windows* 7. See Single Sign-on Considerations
for Windows Vista* and Windows* 7.
Persistent profile key points:
The following types of profiles can be created as Persistent Profiles:
All profiles that do not require 802.1X authentication (for example, Open authentication with WEP
encryption, Open authentication with no encryption).
All profiles with 802.1X authentication that have the credentials saved: LEAP or EAP-FAST.
Profiles with security settings that include "Use the following user name and password" option.
Profiles that use the machine certificate to authenticate.
WPA-Enterprise profiles that do not use a user certificate.
WPA-Personal profiles.
Persistent profiles are applied at system power up and after a user logs off.
NOTE: The WiFi connection utility supports machine certificates. However, they are not displayed in
the certificate listings.
Create a Persistent Profile for a Client Package
Following are general instructions for this type of Administrator profile. For more detailed information and
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restrictions, see Create Profiles for Windows*.
1. For Windows* XP users: on the Tools menu, click Administrator Tool.
2. Enter your password to access the Administrator Tool.
3. Select Create new package or Open existing package. For existing packages, you may browse to locate
it. Then click OK.
4. Click Include Profiles in this package.
5. Click Persistent.
6. Click Add to open the General Settings.
7. Profile Name: Enter a descriptive profile name.
8. WiFi Network Name (SSID): Enter the network identifier.
9. Operating Mode: Network (Infrastructure) is selected by default.
10. Administrator Profile Type: Persistent: Active when no users are logged on is selected.
11. Click Next.
12. Click Enterprise Security to open the Security Settings. See TLS, TTLS, PEAP, LEAP, or EAP-FAST for
802.1X security configuration information.
13. Click OK.
Remove a Persistent Profile from a Package
1. On the Persistent tab, click the profile.
2. Click Remove.
Copy a Persistent Profile for a Package
You can copy an existing profile, giving the copy a new name. You may want to do this in order to have two
similar profiles. To copy a profile:
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4.
Select the profile.
Click Copy.
Enter a new profile name.
Click OK.
The new profile is saved. This new profile has the same properties as the original.
Edit a Persistent Profile for a Package
1. Select the profile.
2. Click Properties.
3. Edit the properties of the new profile using the same instructions given under Create a Persistent Profile.
Pre-logon/Common Profiles
Pre-logon/Common profiles are applied once a user logs on. If Single Sign On support is installed, the connection
is made prior to the Windows log-on sequence (Pre-logon/Common). If Single Sign On support is not installed,
the profile is applied once the user session is active. Pre-logon/Common profiles always appear at the top of the
Profiles list. Users can still prioritize profiles that they have created but they cannot reprioritize Pre-logon/Common
profiles. Because these profiles appear at the top of the Profiles list, the WiFi connection utility automatically
attempts to connect to the Administrator profiles first before any user-created profiles.
NOTE: Only administrators can create or export Pre-logon/Common profiles.
Pre-logon Connect key points are:
Pre-logon Connect is active only at the Windows log on.
The following types of profiles can be created as Pre-logon/Common profiles:
802.1X PEAP, TTLS or EAP-FAST profiles that use either the "Use Windows Logon user name and
password" or "Use the following user name and password" credentials when configuring the profile's
security settings.
LEAP profiles that use the "Prompt for the user name and password." credentials when configuring the
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profile's security settings.
802.1X PEAP or TTLS profiles with user or machine certificates (the user must have administrative
rights to use machine certificates).
TLS profiles that use digital certificates to verify the identity of a client and a server.
EAP-SIM profiles that use a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card to validate your credentials with the
network.
All non-802.1X (Open and WEP) Common or User Based profiles.
A Pre-logon/Common profile is applied at Windows user log-on time.
Pre-logon/Common Connection Status
Pre-logon/Common profiles support is installed during a Custom install of the WiFi connection utility. See Install or
Uninstall the Single Sign On Feature for more information.
NOTE: If the Single Sign On or Pre-logon Connect features are not installed, an administrator is still
able to create Pre-logon/Common profiles for export to a user's computer.
The following describes how the Pre-logon Connect feature functions from system power-up. The assumption is
that a saved profile exits. This saved profile has valid security settings marked with "Use Windows Logon user
name and password" that are applied at the time of Windows log on.
1. After a system power-up, enter your Windows log on domain, user name, and password.
2. Click OK. The Pre-logon/Common Profile Status page displays the progress of the network connection. After
the WiFi adapter is connected to the network access point, the Status page closes and the Windows user
logs on.
If the corresponding access point rejects your credentials during the Common connection, the profile
credentials prompt you for your user credentials.
Enter your credentials.
Click OK. The profile is applied and the Status page displays the progress of the connection status
until you are logged onto Windows.
Click Cancel on the Credentials page to select another profile.
NOTE: A user certificate can only be accessed by a user that has been authenticated on the computer.
Therefore, a user should log onto the computer once (using either a wired connection, alternate profile
or local log in) before using a Pre-logon/Common profile that authenticates with a user certificate.
When you log off, any wireless connection is disconnected and a Persistent profile (if one is available) is applied.
Under certain circumstances, it is desirable to maintain the current connection (for example, if user-specific data
needs to be uploaded to the server post-logoff or when roaming profiles are used). Create a profile that is marked
as both Pre-logon/Common and Persistent to achieve this functionality. If such a profile is active when the user
logs off, the connection is maintained.
Create a Pre-logon/Common Profile for a Client Package
Following are general instructions for this type of Administrator profile. For more detailed information and
restrictions, see Create Profiles for Windows*.
1. For Windows* XP users: on the Tools menu, click Administrator Tool.
2. Enter your password to access the Administrator Tool.
3. Select Create new package or Open existing package. For existing packages, you may browse to locate
it. Then click OK.
4. Click Include Profiles in this package.
5. Click Pre-logon/Common.
6. Click Add to open the General Settings.
7. Profile Name: Enter a descriptive profile name.
8. WiFi Network Name (SSID): Enter the network identifier.
9. Operating Mode: Network (Infrastructure) is selected by default.
10. Administrator Profile Type: Pre-logon/Common: Active when a user is logged on. This profile is
shared by all users. This profile type is already selected.
11. Click Next.
12. Click Advanced to open the Advanced Settings. Configure Advanced Settings and then return to these
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instructions.
13. Click OK to close the Advanced Settings.
14. Click Enterprise Security to open the Security Settings. See EAP-SIM, TLS, TTLS, PEAP, LEAP, EAP-FAST
for 802.1X security configuration information.
15. Click OK to save the profile and add it to the Administrator profiles list.
NOTE: If a Persistent connection was already established, a Pre-logon/Common profile is ignored
unless the profile is configured with both Pre-logon/Common and Persistent connection options.
Remove a Pre-logon/Common Profile from a Package
1. On the Persistent tab, click the profile.
2. Click Remove.
Copy a Pre-logon/Common Profile for a Package
You can copy an existing profile, giving the copy a new name. You can edit the new profile. You may want to do
this in order to have two similar profiles. To copy a profile:
1.
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4.
Select the profile.
Click Copy.
Enter a new profile name.
Click OK.
The new profile is saved. This new profile has the same properties as the original.
Edit a Pre-logon/Common Profile for a Package
1. Select the profile.
2. Click Properties.
3. Edit the properties of the new profile using the same instructions given under Create a Persistent Profile.
Click Creating Administrator Profiles for Enterprise Security for more information.
Exclude Networks
Administrators can designate networks to be excluded from connection. Once a network is excluded, only an
administrator can remove the network from the Exclude list. The excluded network is displayed in the Exclude List
Management, and is indicated by this icon:
NOTE: Unavailable for Windows Vista* and Windows* 7 packages.
To exclude a network:
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Click Include Profiles in this package.
Click Exclude.
Click Add to open the Exclude Network (SSID).
Network Name: Enter the network name of the network that you want to exclude.
Click OK to add the network name to the Exclude list.
To remove a network from exclusion:
1. Select the network name in the Exclude list.
2. Click Remove. The network is deleted from the Exclude list.
Voice over IP (VoIP) Connection
The WiFi connection utility supports VoIP third-party soft-phone applications. Third-party VoIP applications support
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Voice Codecs. Codecs generally provide a compression capability to save network bandwidth. The WiFi connection
utility supports the following International Telecommunications Union (ITU) codec standards:
Codec
Algorithm
ITU G.711 PCM (Pulse Code Modulation)
ITU G.722 SBADPCM (Sub-Band Adaptive Differential Pulse Code Modulation)
ITU G.723 Multi-rate Coder
ITU G.726 ADPCM (Adaptive Differential Pulse Code Modulation)
ITU G.727 Variable-Rate ADPCM
ITU G.728 LD-CELP (Low-Delay Code Excited Linear Prediction)
ITU G.729 CS-ACELP (Conjugate Structure Algebraic-Code Excited Linear Prediction)
An administrator can export VoIP settings to configure various codec data rates and frame rates to improve voice
quality in VoIP transmissions. To create a VoIP profile:
NOTE: Check that Voice over IP is not disabled in the Administrator Tool Application Settings. It is enabled by
default.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Click Include Profiles in this package.
Click VoIP.
Click Add to open the Create VoIP Profiles page.
Select the Codec bandwidth, application usage, and frame rate. For Voice Data:
G711 has 10ms frame rate with 64kbps bit rate
G722 has 10ms frame rate with 64kbps bit rate
G723 has 30ms frame rate with either 5.3kbps or 6.4kbps bit rate
G726-32 has 10ms frame rate with 32kbps bit rate
G728 has 2.5ms frame rate with 16kbps bit rate
G729 has 10ms frame rate with 10kbps bit rate
Select parameters from the drop down menus.
Codec
G711_64kbps
G722_64kbps
G722_56kbps
G722_48kbps
G722_1_32kbps
G722_1_24kbps
G722_1_16kbps
G726_16kbps
G726_24kbps
G726_32kbps
G726_40kbps
G728_16kbps
G729a_8kbps
G729e_11_8kbps
GIPS_iPCM_VARIABLE
G722_2_VARIABLE
Usage
Interactive voice
Audio conference
Voice data
Video
Streaming audio
5. Click OK to return to the Profiles list.
6. Click Close to save the profile settings to a package.
Application Settings
Frame Rate
20
30
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An administrator can configure the WiFi connection utility Application Settings to control how the application
behaves on the user's computer, and to select what level of control users have over various aspects of their
wireless connections. See Application Settings.
Adapter Settings
An administrator can configure the adapter settings for the WiFi adapter installed on the user's computer. See
Adapter Settings.
EAP-FAST A-ID Groups
NOTE: This feature is unavailable if CCXv4 is not selected in the Administrator Tool Application Settings.
An Authority Identifier (A-ID) is the RADIUS server that provisions Protected Access Credentials (PACs) A-ID
groups. A-ID groups are shared by all users of the computer and allow EAP-FAST profiles to support multiple PACs
from multiple A-IDs. The A-ID groups can be pre-configured by the administrator and set up through an
Administrator Package on a user's computer. When a wireless network profile encounters a server with an A-ID
within the same group of the A-ID specified in the wireless network profile, it uses this PAC without a prompt to
the user.
To add an A-ID Group:
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3.
4.
Select Include A-ID Groups.
Click Add.
Enter a new A-ID group name.
Click OK. The A-ID group is added to the A-ID Group list.
If the A-ID group is locked, then additional A-IDs cannot be added to the group.
To add an A-ID to an A-ID group:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Select a group from the A-ID Groups list.
Click Add in the A-IDs section.
Select an A-ID.
Click OK. The A-ID is added to the list.
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Wireless Network Overview
About Wireless Networks
What do I need to Set up a Wireless Network?
Wireless Networking Basics
What is a Wireless Network Management Utility?
Network Name
Profiles
Security
Identify a Wireless Network
Select a Wireless Network Mode
How do I Turn My Radio On and Off?
NOTE: Throughout this Help, the terms "wireless" and "WiFi" are used interchangeably.
About Wireless Networks
A Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) connects computers without network cables. Instead, computers use radio
communications to send data between each other. In a WLAN, a radio communications device called an access
point or wireless router connects network computers and provides Internet or network access. You can
communicate directly with other wireless computers, or connect to an existing network through a wireless access
point.
When you set up your WiFi adapter, you select the operating mode for the kind of wireless network you want. You
can use your Intel® PRO/Wireless Network Connection adapter to connect to other similar wireless devices that
comply with the 802.11 standard for wireless networking. In this Help, a wireless network is also referred to as a
WiFi network.
What do I need to Set up a Wireless Network?
The most common type of wireless network is an infrastructure network. To set up an infrastructure network, you
need the following:
A wireless router.
A wireless network adapter for each computer that you want to connect to the wireless network.
If you want internet access for your WLAN, you also need broadband internet service such as cable or DSL.
This includes a broadband modem.
Wireless Networking Basics
What is a Wireless Network Management Utility?
The WiFi connection utility is a wireless network management utility. It helps you manage your wireless
connections. It can help you initially set up your wireless connections and then easily manager those connections,
opening and closing connections and managing security as required. Some computers also ship with Microsoft
Windows Zero Configuration, which is another wireless network management utility, and you should not use both
of these tools. This is because network settings you create with one utility are not applied if the other utility is
managing wireless connections. We recommend that you pick one tool to manage wireless connections, and stay
with that.
See Use Microsoft Windows* to Manage WiFi* and also see Get Connected.
Network Name (SSID)
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Every wireless local area network (WLAN) uses a unique network name to identify the network. This name is also
called the Service Set Identifier (SSID). When you set up your WiFi adapter, you specify the SSID. If you want to
connect to an existing WLAN, you must use the name for that network. If you set up your own WLAN, you can
make up your own name and use it on each computer. The name can be up to 32 characters long and contain
letters and numbers. The SSID or network name is assigned at the access point or wireless router.
Profiles
A profile is used to manage your computer's connection to a WLAN. A profile is a collection of settings that
determines how your computer connects to the WLAN. These settings (the profile) are saved on your computer
and are used each time you connect to that WLAN. The profile includes all of the network information and security
settings. Different profiles are created for different WLANs. For your computer, each WLAN will have its own profile
to manage connection to that WLAN. Using the Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software, the profiles for your
computer are displayed in the Profiles list. With the utility, you can create, edit, and remove profiles.
Security
Some WLANs are open or unsecure networks, and some are secure networks. A secure WLAN limits who can
access the network. There are different levels methods of security. The WiFi connection utility can easily help you
set up a security method for your WLAN.
Common security methods for WLANs use keys or passwords, where the computer requesting access must provide
the key or password to get access. WLANs can also use encryption to encode the data. With encryption, before a
computer transmits data it uses a secret encryption key to scramble the data. The receiving computer uses this
same key to unscramble the data. If you connect to an existing network, use the encryption key provided by the
administrator of the wireless network. If you set up your own network, you can make up your own key and use it
on each computer. The WiFi connection utility can help you do this. The security method used by your computer to
get WLAN access is stored in the profile. See Security for more helpful information.
Identify a Wireless Network
Depending on the size and components of a wireless network, there are different ways to identify a wireless
network:
The Network Name or Service Set Identifier (SSID): Identifies a wireless network. All wireless devices
on the network must use the same SSID. This is probably the most common method.
Basic Service Set (BSS): Consists of two or more wireless nodes, or stations, which have recognized each
other and have established communications.
Broadcast SSID: An access point can respond to computers sending probe packets with the broadcast
SSID. If this feature is enabled on the access point, any wireless user can associate with the access point by
using a blank (null) SSID.
Basic Service Set Identifier (BSSID): A unique identifier for each wireless device. The BSSID is the
Ethernet MAC address of the device.
Extended Service Set Identifier (ESSID): A special case of SSID used to identify a wireless network that
includes access points.
Independent Basic Service Set (IBSS): A mode of operation in an 802.11 system that allows direct
communication between 802.11 devices without the need to set up a communication session with an access
point.
Independent Basic Service Set Identifier (IBSSID): A special case of SSID used to identify a network of
wireless computers configured to communicate directly with one another without using an access point.
Select a Wireless Network Mode
Wireless networks can operate with or without access points, depending on the number of users in the network.
Infrastructure mode uses access points to allow wireless computers to send and receive information. Wireless
computers transmit to the access point, the access point receives the information and rebroadcasts it to other
computers. The access point can also connect to a wired network or to the Internet. Multiple access points can
work together to provide coverage over a wide area.
Device-to-Device mode, also called ad hoc mode, works without access points and allows wireless computers to
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send information directly to other wireless computers. You can use Device-to-Device mode to network computers
in a home or small office or to set up a temporary wireless network for a meeting.
How do I turn my Radio on and off?
You will need to turn the WiFi adapter radio off (and on) on different occasions. For example, you may be
required to turn the radio off when boarding an airplane. You can also turn it off to conserve battery power.
There are three methods to turn the radio on and off:
Using the wireless radio hardware switch (may not be present on all computers).
Using the WiFi On / WiFi Off button in the WiFi connection utility.
Using Windows.
Remember that to connect to wireless networks, the wireless radio needs to be turned back on. If you are unable
to connect to a wireless network, verify that your radio is turned on at both the hardware switch and the WiFi On
/ WiFi Off button in the WiFi connection utility.
See Turn the Radio on or off for more information.
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Personal Security
Use Personal Security if you are a home or small business user who can use a variety of simple security
procedures to protect your WiFi connection. You may want to select from the list of security settings that are easy
to configure, for your WiFi network. See Personal Security Settings for a description of each of the options. A
RADIUS or AAA server is not required.
Review the Set up Data Encryption and Authentication information to learn about the different security
types.
To add or change the required security settings, click Security Settings for information to set security for the
selected WiFi network.
See Profile Management for a description of when to use the Profile Wizard.
See Security Overview for more information about the different security options for WiFi networks.
If you want to verify the security settings, select a WiFi network in the WiFi Networks list. See Network
Properties to review the operating mode, authentication level, and data encryption.
See Enterprise Security to set 802.1X authentication security.
Personal Security Settings
Personal Security Settings Description
Name
Setting
General
Settings
Select to open the Personal Security Settings. The security settings that are available are dependent
on the Operating Mode selected in the Create WiFi Profile Security Settings.
Device to Device (ad hoc): In device to device mode, also called ad hoc mode, wireless computers
send information directly to other wireless computers. You can use ad hoc mode to connect multiple
computers in a home or small office, or to set up a temporary wireless network for a meeting.
NOTE: Device to Device (ad hoc) networks are identified with a notebook image (
the WiFi Networks and Profiles list.
) in
Network (Infrastructure): An infrastructure network consists of one or more access points and one
or more computers with WiFi adapters installed. At least one access point should also have a wired
connection. For home users, this is usually a broadband or cable network.
NOTE: Infrastructure networks are identified with an access point image (
Networks and Profiles list.
Security
Settings
) in the WiFi
If you are configuring a Device to Device (ad hoc) profile, select one of the following data encryption
settings:
None: No authentication required.
WEP-64 bit or WEP-128 bit: A network key or password is used for encryption.
If you are configuring a Network (Infrastructure) profile, select:
WPA*-Personal (TKIP) or WPA2*-Personal (TKIP): WPA-Personal uses the Temporal Key
Integrity Protocol (TKIP) for data encryption.
WPA-Personal (AES-CCMP) or WPA2-Personal (AES-CCMP): WPA-Personal uses a new method
for privacy protection of wireless transmissions specified in the IEEE 802.11i standard.
Advanced Click to access the Advanced Settings and configure the following options:
button
Auto Connect: Select to automatically or manually connect to a profile.
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Auto Import: Network administrator can export a profile on another computer.
Band Selection: Select the band to use for this connection profile.
Mandatory Access Point: Select to associate the WiFi adapter with a specific access point.
Password Protection: Select to password protect a profile.
Application Auto Launch: Specify a program to be started when a wireless connection is made.
Maintain Connection: Select to remain connected to a user profile after log off.
Back
View the prior page in the Profile Wizard.
OK
Closes the Profile Wizard and saves the profile.
Cancel
Closes the Profile Wizard and cancels any changes made.
Help?
Provides the help information for the current page.
Set up Data Encryption and Authentication
In a home WiFi network you can use a variety of simple security procedures to protect your wireless connection.
These include:
Enable Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA*).
Change your password.
Change the network name (SSID).
Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) encryption provides protection for your data on the network. WPA uses an
encryption key called a Pre-Shared Key (PSK) to encrypt data before transmission. Enter the same password in all
of the computers and access point in your home or small business network. Only devices that use the same
encryption key can access the network or decrypt the encrypted data transmitted by other computers. The
password automatically initiates the Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP) or AES-CCMP protocol for the data
encryption process.
Network Keys
WEP encryption provides two levels of security:
64-bit key (sometimes referred to as 40-bit)
128-bit key (also known as 104-bit)
For improved security, use a 128-bit key. If you use encryption, all wireless devices on your wireless network must
use the same encryption keys.
You can create the key yourself and specify the key length (64-bit or 128-bit) and key index (the location that a
specific key is stored). The greater the key length, the more secure the key. When the length of a key is increased
by one character, the number of possible keys doubles.
Key Length: 64-bit
Pass phrase (64-bit): Enter five (5) alphanumeric characters, 0-9, a-z or A-Z.
Hex key (64-bit): Enter 10 hexadecimal characters, 0-9, A-F.
Key Length: 128-bit
Pass phrase (128-bit): Enter 13 alphanumeric characters, 0-9, a-z or A-Z.
Hex key (128-bit): Enter 26 hexadecimal characters, 0-9, A-F.
With WEP data encryption, wireless station can be configured with up to four keys (the key index values are 1, 2,
3, and 4). When an access point or a wireless station transmits an encrypted message that uses a key stored in a
specific key index, the transmitted message indicates the key index that was used to encrypt the message body.
The receiving access point or wireless station can then retrieve the key that is stored at the key index and use it
to decode the encrypted message body.
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Set up a Client with Open Authentication and No Data Encryption (None)
CAUTION: WiFi networks using no authentication or encryption are highly vulnerable to access by unauthorized
users.
On the Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility main window, use one of the following methods to connect
to a device to device network:
Double-click a Device to Device (ad hoc) network in the WiFi Networks list.
Select a Device to Device (ad hoc) network in the WiFi Networks list. Click Connect. The Intel®
PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility automatically detects the security settings for the WiFi adapter.
To create a profile for a WiFi network connection with no encryption perform these steps:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Click Profiles on the WiFi connection utility main window.
On the Profiles list, click Add to open the Create WiFi Profile General Settings.
Profile Name: Enter a descriptive profile name.
WiFi Network Name (SSID): Enter the name of your wireless network.
Operating Mode: Click Device to Device (ad hoc).
Click Next to open the Security Settings. Personal Security is selected by default.
Security Settings: The default setting is None, which indicates that there is no security on this wireless
network.
8. Click OK. The profile is added to the Profiles list and connects to the wireless network.
Set up a Client with WEP 64-bit or WEP 128-bit Data Encryption
When WEP data encryption is enabled, a network key or password is used for encryption.
A network key is provided for you automatically (for example, it might be provided by your wireless network
adapter manufacturer), or you can enter it yourself and specify the key length (64-bit or 128-bit), key format
(ASCII characters or hexadecimal digits), and key index (the location where a specific key is stored). The greater
the key length, the more secure the key.
To add a network key for an infrastructure network connection:
1. On the WiFi connection utility main window, double-click an infrastructure network in the WiFi Networks list
or select the network and click Connect.
2. Click Profiles to access the Profiles list.
3. Click Properties to open the Create WiFi Profile General Settings. The Profile name and WiFi Network
Name (SSID) display. Network (Infrastructure) should be selected as the Operating Mode.
4. Click Next to open the Security Settings. Personal Security is selected by default.
5. Security Settings: The default data encryption setting is None, which indicates that there is no security on
this wireless network.
To add a password or network key:
1. Security Settings: Select either WEP 64-bit or WEP 128-bit to configure WEP data encryption with a 64bit or 128-bit key.
When WEP encryption is enabled on an access point, the WEP key is used to verify access to the
network. If the wireless device does not have the correct WEP key, even though authentication is
successful, the device is unable to transmit data through the access point or decrypt data received
from the access point.
Name
Description
Password
Enter the Wireless Security Password (Pass phrase) or Encryption Key (WEP
key).
Pass phrase (64-bit
)
Enter five (5) alphanumeric characters, 0-9, a-z or A-Z.
WEP key (64-bit)
Enter 10 hexadecimal characters, 0-9, A-F.
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Pass phrase (128bit)
Enter 13 alphanumeric characters, 0-9, a-z or A-Z.
WEP key (128-bit)
Enter 26 hexadecimal characters, 0-9, A-F.
2. Key Index: Change the Key Index to set up to four passwords.
3. Click OK to return to the Profiles list.
To add more than one password:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Select the Key Index number: 1, 2, 3, or 4.
Enter the Wireless Security Password.
Select another Key Index number.
Enter another Wireless Security Password.
Click OK to return to the Profiles list.
Set up a Client with WPA*-Personal (TKIP) or WPA2*-Personal (TKIP) Security
Settings
WPA* Personal Mode requires manual configuration of a pre-shared key (PSK) on the access point and clients. This
PSK authenticates a user's password or identifying code, on both the client station and the access point. The
access point performs the authentication. WPA Personal Mode is targeted to home and small business
environments.
WPA2* is the second generation of WPA security that provides enterprise and consumer wireless users with a high
level of assurance that only authorized users can access their wireless networks. WPA2 provides a stronger
encryption mechanism through Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), which is a requirement for some corporate
and government users.
NOTE: To achieve transfer rates greater than 54 Mbps on 802.11n connections, WPA2-AES security must be
selected. No security (None) can be selected to enable network setup and troubleshooting.
To configure a WiFi network profile with WPA-Personal network authentication and TKIP data encryption:
1. On the WiFi connection utility main window, double-click an infrastructure network in the WiFi Networks list
or select the network and click Connect.
2. Click Profiles to access the Profiles list.
3. Click Properties to open the WiFi Profile Properties General Settings. The Profile name and WiFi
Network Name (SSID) display. Network (Infrastructure) should be selected as the Operating Mode.
4. Click Next to open the Security Settings.
5. Select Personal Security.
6. Security Settings: Select WPA-Personal (TKIP) to provide security to a small business network or home
environment. A password, called a pre-shared key (PSK), is used. The longer the password, the stronger the
security of the wireless network.
If your wireless access point or router supports WPA2-Personal, then you should enable it on the access
point and provide a long, strong password. The longer the password, the stronger the security of the
wireless network. The same password entered in the access point needs to be used on this computer and all
other wireless devices that access the wireless network.
NOTE: WPA-Personal and WPA2-Personal are interoperable.
7. Wireless Security Password (Encryption Key): Enter a text phrase with eight to 63 characters. Verify
that the network key matches the password in the wireless access point.
8. Click OK to return to the Profiles list.
Set up a Client with WPA*-Personal (AES-CCMP) or WPA2*-Personal (AES-CCMP)
Security Settings
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Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA*) is a security enhancement that strongly increases the level of data protection and
access control to a wireless network. WPA enforces 802.1X authentication and key-exchange and only works with
dynamic encryption keys. For a home user or small business, WPA-Personal uses either Advanced Encryption
Standard - Counter CBC-MAC Protocol (AES-CCMP) or Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP).
NOTE: To achieve transfer rates greater than 54 Mbps on 802.11n connections, WPA2-AES security must be
selected. No security (None) can be selected to enable network setup and troubleshooting.
To create a WiFi network profile with WPA2*-Personal network authentication and AES-CCMP data encryption:
1. On the WiFi connection utility main window, double-click an infrastructure network from the WiFi Networks
list or select the network and click Connect.
2. If these are being transmitted, the Profile name and WiFi Network Name (SSID) should display on the
General Settings screen. Network (Infrastructure) should be selected as the Operating Mode. Click Next
to open the Security Settings.
3. Select Personal Security.
4. Security Settings: Select WPA2-Personal (AES-CCMP) to provide this level of security in the small
network or home environment. It uses a password, also called a pre-shared key (PSK). The longer the
password, the stronger the security of the wireless network.
AES-CCMP (Advanced Encryption Standard - Counter CBC-MAC Protocol) is a newer method for
privacy protection of wireless transmissions specified in the IEEE 802.11i standard. AES-CCMP provides
a stronger encryption method than TKIP. Choose AES-CCMP as the data encryption method whenever
strong data protection is important.
If your Wireless access point or router supports WPA2-Personal, then you should enable it on the
access point and provide a long, strong password. The same password entered into the access point
needs to be used on this computer and all other wireless devices that access the wireless network.
NOTE: WPA-Personal and WPA2-Personal are interoperable.
5. Password: Wireless Security Password (Encryption Key): Enter a text phrase (length is between eight
and 63 characters). Verify that the network key used matches the wireless access point key.
6. Click OK to return to the Profiles list.
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Enterprise Security
The Security Settings window is shown when creating or editing a profile. At the Security Settings page, you can
enter the required security settings for the selected WiFi network. See Personal Security to set basic WEP or WPA
security in a non-enterprise environment (home, small business). See Enterprise Security Settings to set up
802.1X security authentication options.
Use Enterprise Security if your network environment requires 802.1X authentication.
802.1X authentication methods include passwords, certificates and smart cards.
802.1X authentication types are: EAP-SIM, EAP-AKA, LEAP, TLS, TTLS, PEAP, EAP-FAST.
See Profile Management for a description of when the Profile Wizard is launched.
See Security Overview for more information about the different security options for wireless networks.
Enterprise Security Settings
Name
Setting
Enterprise
Security
Select to open the Enterprise Security settings. The security settings that are available are
dependent on the Operating Mode selected: Device to Device (ad hoc) or Network
(Infrastructure).
Network
Authentication
If you configure a profile for Device to Device (ad hoc) networking, the default setting is Open
authentication.
If you configure a profile for an infrastructure network, select:
Open: Any wireless station can request authentication.
Shared: Uses an encryption key known only to the receiver and sender of data.
WPA-Personal or WPA2-Personal: Uses a password also called a pre-shared key (PSK).
WPA-Enterprise or WPA2-Enterprise: Use on enterprise networks with an 802.1X RADIUS
server.
NOTE: WPA-Enterprise and WPA2-Enterprise are interoperable.
Data
Encryption
Click to open the following data encryption types:
None: No encryption.
WEP: WEP encryption provides two levels of security that use a 64-bit key (sometimes
referred to as 40-bit) or a 128-bit key (also known as 104-bit). If you use encryption, all
wireless devices on your wireless network must use the same encryption keys.
CKIP: Cisco Key Integrity Protocol is a Cisco proprietary security protocol for encryption
in 802.11 media. CKIP uses Key Permutation (KP) and Message Sequence Number to
improve 802.11 security in infrastructure mode.
TKIP: Provides per-packet key mixing, a message integrity check and a rekeying
mechanism.
AES-CCMP: (Advanced Encryption Standard - Counter CBC-MAC Protocol) Used as the
data encryption method whenever strong data protection is important.
Enable 802.1X Click to open the following 802.1X authentication types:
(Authentication
TLS
Type)
TTLS
PEAP
LEAP
EAP-FAST
EAP-SIM: If in administrator mode, this only available for Pre-logon/Common profiles,
not Persistent.
EAP-AKA: If in administrator mode, this only available for Pre-logo/Common profiles, not
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Persistent.
Certain Authentication Types require that you obtain and install a client certificate. See Set up
a Client with TLS authentication or consult your administrator.
Authentication
Protocols
Authentication Protocols apply only when Network Authentication is set to WPA-Enterprise or
WPA2-Enterprise and Authentication Type is set to TTLS or PEAP.
PAP
CHAP
MS-CHAP
MS-CHAP-V2
GTC
TLS
Cisco Options
Click to view the Cisco Compatible Extensions Options.
NOTE: Cisco Compatible Extensions are automatically enabled for CKIP and LEAP profiles.
Advanced
Click to access the Advanced Settings and configure the following options listed.
Auto Connect: Select to automatically or manually connect to a profile.
Auto Import: Allows a network administrator to move this profile to other computers.
(Visible on user profiles only.)
Band Selection: Select the band to use for this connection profile.
Mandatory Access Point: Select to associate the WiFi adapter with a specific access point.
Password Protection: Select to password protect a profile.
Application Auto Launch: Specify a program to be started when a wireless connection is
made.
Maintain Connection: Select to remain connected to a user profile after log off. (Visible
on user profiles only.)
User Name Format: Select the user name format for the authentication server. (Visible
on administrator profiles only.)
PLC Domain Check: Select to verify the domain server's presence before the user login
process is finished. (Visible on administrator profiles only.)
User
Credentials
A profile configured for TTLS, PEAP, or EAP-FAST authentication requires one of the following
log on authentication methods:
Use Windows logon: The 802.1X credentials match your Windows user name and
password. Before connection, you are prompted for your Windows logon credentials.
NOTE: For LEAP profiles, this option is listed as Use Windows logon user name and
password.
Prompt each time I connect: Prompt for your user name and password every time
you log onto the wireless network.
NOTE: For LEAP profiles, this option is listed as Prompt for the user name and password.
Use the following: Use your saved credentials to log onto the network.
User Name: This user name must match the user name that is set in the
authentication server by the administrator prior to client authentication. The user
name is case-sensitive. This name specifies the identity supplied to the
authenticator by the authentication protocol operating over the TLS tunnel. This
identity is securely transmitted to the server only after an encrypted channel has
been established.
Domain: Name of the domain on the authentication server. The server name
identifies a domain or one of its sub-domains (for example, zeelans.com, where
the server is blueberry.zeelans.com).
Password: Specifies the user password. The password characters appear as
asterisks. This password must match the password that is set in the authentication
server.
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Confirm Password: Reenter the user password.
Roaming Identity: A Roaming Identity may be populated in this field or you can
use %domain%\%username% as the default format for entering a roaming
identity. When 802.1X Microsoft IAS RADIUS is used as an authentication server,
the server authenticates the device using the Roaming Identity from Intel®
PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software, and ignores the Authentication Protocol MSCHAP-V2 user name. Microsoft IAS RADIUS accepts only a valid user name
(dotNet user) for the Roaming Identity. For all other authentication servers, the
Roaming Identity is optional. Therefore, it is recommended to use the desired
realm (for example, anonymous@myrealm) for the Roaming Identity rather than a
true identity.
NOTE: Contact your administrator to obtain the domain name.
NOTE: For LEAP profiles, this option is listed as Use the following user name and
password.
Server Options Select one of the following credential retrieval methods:
Validate Server Certificate: Select to verify the server certificate.
Certificate Issuer: The server certificate received during TLS message exchange must be
issued by this certificate authority (CA). Trusted intermediate certificate authorities and root
authorities whose certificates exist in the system store are available for selection. If Any
Trusted CA is selected, any CA in the list is acceptable. Click Any Trusted CA as the default
or select a certificate issuer from the list.
Specify Server or Certificate Name: Enter the server name.
The server name or domain to which the server belongs, depends on which of the following
options has been selected.
Server name must match the specified entry exactly: When selected, the server
name must match exactly the server name found on the certificate. The server name
should include the complete domain name (for example, Servername.Domain name). The
server name can include all characters, including special characters.
Domain name must end with the specified entry: When selected, the server name
identifies a domain, and the certificate must have a server name that belongs to this
domain or to one of its subdomains (for example, zeelans.com, where the server is
blueberry.zeelans.com).
NOTE: These parameters should be obtained from the administrator.
Certificate
Options
To obtain a certificate for TLS authentication, select one of the following:
Use my smart card: Select if the certificate resides on a smart card.
Use the certificate issued to this computer: Selects a certificate that resides in the
machine store.
Use a user certificate on this computer: Click Select to choose a certificate that
resides on this computer.
NOTE: The Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility supports machine certificates.
However, they are not displayed in the certificate listings.
Notes about Certificates: The specified identity should match the Issued to identity in the
certificate and should be registered on the authentication server (for example, RADIUS server)
that is used by the authenticator. Your certificate must be valid with respect to the
authentication server. This requirement depends on the authentication server and generally
means that the authentication server must know the issuer of your certificate as a Certificate
Authority. Use the same user name you used to log in when the certificate was installed.
Back
View the prior page in the Profile Wizard.
Next
View the next page in the Profile Wizard. If more security information is required then the next
step of the Security Settings is displayed.
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Closes the Profile Wizard and saves the profile.
Cancel
Closes the Profile Wizard and cancels any changes made.
Help?
Provides the help information for the current page.
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Security Overview
This section describes the various security methods used to help protect WiFi networks.
Protecting Your WiFi Network
Authentication
Encryption
SSID Broadcasting
Personal Security Methods
Open and Shared Key authentication
WEP Encryption
WPA-Personal
WPA2-Personal
802.1X Authentication (Enterprise Security)
Overview
What is RADIUS?
How 802.1X Authentication Works
802.1X Features
Network Authentication Types
Open
Shared
WPA-Personal
WPA2-Personal
WPA-Enterprise
WPA2-Enterprise
Data Encryption Types
AES-CCMP
TKIP
CKIP
Authentication Types
TLS
TTLS
PEAP
LEAP
EAP-SIM
EAP-FAST
EAP-AKA
Authentication Protocols
PAP
CHAP
MS-CHAP
MS-CHAP-V2
GTC
TLS
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Cisco Rogue Access Point Security Feature
802.11b and 802.11g Mixed Environment Protection Protocol
CKIP
Fast Roaming (CCKM)
Radio Management
Protecting Your WiFi Network
Your wireless network, if left unprotected, is vulnerable to access from other computers. You can easily protect
your home and small business network from nearly all forms of unauthorized access with the security methods
described in this section.
Authentication
Authentication is the process of identifying and approving a request from a client (usually a laptop) to access a
network at a network access point. Once authentication is completed and access is granted, the client has access
to the network.
Encryption
You can select encryption algorithms to encrypt the information and data that is sent across your wireless
network. Only computers equipped with pre-shared keys can encrypt and decrypt the data being transmitted.
Encryption keys are available with two levels of security, 64-bit and 128-bit. Use 128-bit keys for greater security.
SSID Broadcasting
A simple way to improve network security is to set your network access point to not broadcast the Service Set
Identifier (SSID). The SSID is needed to gain access. Only those computers with knowledge of the SSID can
access the network. (This is not set at the adapter using the Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility, it is
set at the access point.)
Personal Security Methods
Open and Shared Network Authentication
IEEE 802.11 supports two types of network authentication methods: Open System and Shared Key.
When open authentication is used, any wireless station can request authentication. The station that needs to
authenticate with another wireless station sends an authentication management request that contains the
identity of the sending station. The receiving station or access point grants any request for authentication.
Open authentication allows any device to gain network access. If no encryption is enabled on the network,
any device that knows the Service Set Identifier (SSID) of the access point can gain access to the network.
When shared key authentication is used, each wireless station is assumed to have received a secret shared
key over a secure channel that is independent from the 802.11 wireless network communications channel.
You can share this secret key via a wired Ethernet connection, or by physically using a USB memory stick or
CD. Shared key authentication requires that the client configure a static WEP key. The client access is
granted only if it passes a challenge-based authentication.
WEP
Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) uses encryption to help prevent unauthorized reception of wireless data. WEP uses
an encryption key to encrypt data before transmitting it. Only computers that use the same encryption key can
access the network and decrypt the data transmitted by other computers. WEP encryption provides for two levels
of security, using a 64-bit key (sometimes referred to as 40-bit) or a 128-bit key (also known as 104-bit). For
stronger security, you should use a 128-bit key. If you use encryption, all wireless devices on your wireless
network must use the same encryption keys.
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With WEP data encryption, a wireless station can be configured with up to four keys (the key index values are 1,
2, 3, and 4). When an access point (AP) or a wireless station transmits an encrypted message that uses a key
stored in a specific key index, the transmitted message indicates the key index that was used to encrypt the
message body. The receiving AP or wireless station can then retrieve the key that is stored at the key index and
use it to decode the encrypted message body
Because the WEP encryption algorithm is vulnerable to network attacks, you should consider using WPA-Personal
or WPA2-Personal security.
WPA-Personal
WPA-Personal Mode is targeted to home and small business environments. WPA Personal requires manual
configuration of a pre-shared key (PSK) on the access point and clients. No authentication server is needed. The
same password entered at the access point needs to be used on this computer and all other wireless devices that
access the wireless network. Security depends on the strength and secrecy of the password. The longer the
password, the stronger the security of the wireless network. If your wireless access point or router supports WPAPersonal and WPA2-Personal then you should enable it on the access point and provide a long, strong password.
WPA-Personal makes available the TKIP and AES-CCMP data encryption algorithms.
WPA2-Personal
WPA2-Personal requires manual configuration of a pre-shared key (PSK) on the access point and clients. No
authentication server is needed. The same password entered at the access point needs to be used on this
computer and all other wireless devices that access the wireless network. Security depends on the strength and
secrecy of the password. The longer the password, the stronger the security of the wireless network. WPA2 is an
improvement over WPA and implements the full IEEE 802.11i standard. WPA2 is backward compatible with WPA.
WPA2-Personal makes available the TKIP and AES-CCMP data encryption algorithms.
NOTE: WPA-Personal and WPA2-Personal are interoperable.
802.1X Authentication (Enterprise Security)
This section describes security common used by larger companies.
Overview
What is Radius?
How 802.1X Authentication Works
802.1X Features
Overview
The 802.1X authentication is independent of the 802.11 authentication process. The 802.11 standard provides a
framework for various authentication and key-management protocols. There are different 802.1X authentication
types and each provides a different approach to authentication, but all employ the same 802.11 protocol and
framework for communication between a client and an access point. In most protocols, after completion of the
802.1X authentication process, the client receives a key that it uses for data encryption. See How 802.1X
authentication works for more information. With 802.1X authentication, an authentication method is used between
the client and a server (for example a Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service (RADIUS) server) connected to
the access point. The authentication process uses credentials, such as a user's password, that are not transmitted
over the wireless network. Most 802.1X types support dynamic per-user, per-session keys to strengthen the key
security. The 802.1X authentication benefits from the use of an existing authentication protocol known as the
Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP).
The 802.1X authentication for wireless networks has three main components:
The authenticator (the access point)
The supplicant (the client software)
The authentication server
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The 802.1X authentication security initiates an authorization request from the wireless client to the access point,
which authenticates the client to an Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) compliant RADIUS server. This
RADIUS server may authenticate either the user (via passwords or certificates) or the system (by MAC address).
In theory, the wireless client is not allowed to join the networks until the transaction is complete. (Not all
authentication methods use a RADIUS server. WPA-Personal and WPA2-Personal use a common password that
must be entered at the access point and at all devices requesting access to the network.)
There are several authentication algorithms used with 802.1X. Some examples are: EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, Protected
EAP (PEAP), and EAP Cisco Wireless Light Extensible Authentication Protocol (LEAP). These are all methods for the
wireless client to identify itself to the RADIUS server. With RADIUS authentication, user identities are checked
against databases. RADIUS constitutes a set of standards that addresses Authentication, Authorization, and
Accounting (AAA). RADIUS includes a proxy process to validate clients in a multi-server environment. The IEEE
802.1X standard provides a mechanism for controlling and authenticating access to port-based 802.11 wireless
and wired Ethernet networks. Port-based network access control is similar to a switched local area network (LAN)
infrastructure that authenticates devices attached to a LAN port and prevents access to that port if the
authentication process fails.
What is RADIUS?
RADIUS is the Remote Authentication Dial-In User Service, an Authorization, Authentication, and Accounting (AAA)
client-server protocol that is used when a AAA dial-up client logs in or out of a Network Access Server. Typically, a
RADIUS server is used by Internet Service Providers (ISP) to perform AAA tasks. AAA phases are described as
follows:
Authentication phase: Verifies a user name and password against a local database. After credentials are
verified, the authorization process begins.
Authorization phase: Determines whether a request is allowed access to a resource. An IP address is
assigned for the dial-up client.
Accounting phase: Collects information on resource usage for the purpose of trend analysis, auditing,
session-time billing, or cost allocation.
How 802.1X Authentication Works
Following is a simplified description of how 802.1X authentication works.
1. A client sends a "request to access" message to an access point. The access point requests the identity of
the client.
2. The client replies with its identity packet, which is passed along to the authentication server.
3. The authentication server sends an "accept" packet to the access point.
4. The access point places the client port in the authorized state and data traffic is allowed to proceed.
802.1X Features
The following authentication methods are supported on Windows* XP:
802.1X supplicant protocol support
Support for the Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) - RFC 2284
Supported Authentication Methods on Windows* XP:
EAP TLS Authentication Protocol - RFC 2716 and RFC 2246
EAP Tunneled TLS (TTLS)
Cisco LEAP
PEAP
EAP-SIM
EAP-FAST
EAP-AKA
Network Authentication
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Open
See Open Authentication.
Shared
See Shared Authentication.
WPA-Personal
See WPA-Personal.
WPA2-Personal
See WPA2-Personal.
WPA Enterprise
Enterprise Mode authentication is targeted to corporate or government environments. WPA Enterprise verifies
network users through a RADIUS or other authentication server. WPA uses 128-bit encryption keys and dynamic
session keys to ensure your wireless network's privacy and enterprise security. An authentication type is selected
to match the authentication protocol of the 802.1X server.
WPA2 Enterprise
WPA Enterprise authentication is targeted to corporate or government environments. WPA2 Enterprise verifies
network users through a RADIUS or other authentication server. WPA2 uses 128-bit encryption keys and dynamic
session keys to ensure your wireless network's privacy and enterprise security. An authentication type is selected
to match the authentication protocol of the 802.1X server. Enterprise Mode is targeted to corporate or government
environments. WPA2 is an improvement over WPA and implements the full IEEE 802.11i standard.
Data Encryption
AES-CCMP
Advanced Encryption Standard - Counter CBC-MAC Protocol. The new method for privacy protection of wireless
transmissions specified in the IEEE 802.11i standard. AES-CCMP provides a stronger encryption method than TKIP.
Choose AES-CCMP as the data encryption method whenever strong data protection is important. AES-CCMP is
available with WPA/WPA2 Personal/Enterprise network authentication.
NOTE: Some security solutions may not be supported by your computer's operating system and may require
additional software or hardware as well as wireless LAN infrastructure support. Check with your computer
manufacturer for details.
TKIP
Temporal Key Integrity Protocol provides per-packet key mixing, a message integrity check, and a rekeying
mechanism. TKIP is available with WPA/WPA2 Personal/Enterprise network authentication.
CKIP
See CKIP.
WEP
Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) uses encryption to help prevent unauthorized reception of wireless data. WEP uses
an encryption key to encrypt data before transmitting it. Only computers that use the same encryption key can
access the network and decrypt the data transmitted by other computers. Enterprise WEP is not exactly the same
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as personal WEP, in that you can select Open network authentication and then click Enable 802.1X and be able
to choose from all client authentication types. The selection of authentication types are not available under
personal WEP.
Authentication Types
TLS
A type of authentication method using the Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) and a security protocol called
the Transport Layer Security (TLS). EAP-TLS uses certificates which use passwords. EAP-TLS authentication
supports dynamic WEP key management. The TLS protocol is intended to secure and authenticate communications
across a public network through data encryption. The TLS Handshake Protocol allows the server and client to
provide mutual authentication and to negotiate an encryption algorithm and cryptographic keys before data is
transmitted.
TTLS
These settings define the protocol and the credentials used to authenticate a user. In TTLS (Tunneled Transport
Layer Security), the client uses EAP-TLS to validate the server and create a TLS-encrypted channel between the
client and server. The client can use another authentication protocol. Typically, password-based protocols challenge
over a non-exposed TLS encrypted channel. TTLS implementations today support all methods defined by EAP, as
well as several older methods (PAP, CHAP, MS-CHAP and MS-CHAP-V2). TTLS can easily be extended to work with
new protocols by defining new attributes to support new protocols.
PEAP
PEAP is a new Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) IEEE 802.1X authentication type designed to take
advantage of server-side EAP-Transport Layer Security (EAP-TLS) and to support various authentication methods,
including users' passwords, one-time passwords, and Generic Token Cards.
LEAP
A version of Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP). Light Extensible Authentication Protocol (LEAP) is a
proprietary extensible authentication protocol developed by Cisco that provides a challenge-response authentication
mechanism and dynamic key assignment.
EAP-SIM
Extensible Authentication Protocol Method for GSM Subscriber Identity (EAP-SIM) is a mechanism for
authentication and session key distribution. It uses the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM)
Subscriber Identity Module (SIM). EAP-SIM uses a dynamic session-based WEP key, which is derived from the
client adapter and RADIUS server, to encrypt data. EAP-SIM requires you to enter a user verification code, or PIN,
for communication with the Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card. A SIM card is a special smart card that is used
by Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) based digital cellular networks. RFC 4186 describes EAP-SIM.
EAP-AKA
EAP-AKA (Extensible Authentication Protocol Method for UMTS Authentication and Key Agreement) is an EAP
mechanism for authentication and session key distribution, using the Universal Mobile Telecommunications System
(UMTS) Subscriber Identity Module (USIM). The USIM card is a special smart card used with cellular networks to
validate a given user with the network.
Authentication Protocols
PAP
Password Authentication Protocol is a two-way handshake protocol designed for use with PPP. Password
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Authentication Protocol is a plain text password used on older SLIP systems. It is not secure. Only available for
TTLS Authentication Type.
CHAP
Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol is a three-way handshake protocol that is considered more secure
than Password Authentication Protocol. Only available for TTLS authentication Type.
MS-CHAP (MD4)
Uses a Microsoft version of RSA Message Digest 4 challenge-and-reply protocol. This only works on Microsoft
systems and enables data encryption. To select this authentication method causes all data to be encrypted. Only
available for TTLS authentication type.
MS-CHAP-V2
Introduces an additional feature not available with MS-CHAP-V1 or standard CHAP authentication, the change
password feature. This feature allows the client to change the account password if the RADIUS server reports that
the password has expired. Available for TTLS and PEAP authentication types.
Generic Token Card (GTC)
Carries user-specific token cards for authentication. The main feature in GTC is Digital Certificate/Token Cardbased authentication. In addition, GTC includes the ability to hide user name identities until the TLS encrypted
tunnel is established, which provides additional confidentiality that user names are not being broadcast during the
authentication phase. Only available for PEAP authentication type.
TLS
The TLS protocol is intended to secure and authenticate communications across a public network through data
encryption. The TLS Handshake Protocol allows the server and client to provide mutual authentication and to
negotiate an encryption algorithm and cryptographic keys before data is transmitted. Only available for PEAP
authentication type.
Cisco Features
Cisco LEAP
Cisco LEAP (Cisco Light EAP) is a server and client 802.1X authentication through a user-supplied logon password.
When a wireless access point communicates with a Cisco LEAP-enabled RADIUS (Cisco Secure Access Control
Server [ACS]), Cisco LEAP provides access control through mutual authentication between client WiFi adapters and
the wireless networks and provides dynamic, individual user encryption keys to help protect the privacy of
transmitted data.
Cisco Rogue Access Point Security Feature
The Cisco Rogue access point feature provides security protection from an introduction of a rogue access point that
could mimic a legitimate access point on a network in order to extract information about user credentials and
authentication protocols that could compromise security. This feature only works with Cisco's LEAP authentication.
Standard 802.11 technology does not protect a network from the introduction of a rogue access point. See LEAP
Authentication for more information.
802.11b and 802.11g Mixed Environment Protection Protocol
Some access points, for example Cisco 350 or Cisco 1200, support environments in which not all client stations
support WEP encryption; this is called Mixed-Cell Mode. When these wireless networks operate in "optional
encryption" mode, client stations that join in WEP mode, send all messages encrypted, and stations that use
standard mode send all messages unencrypted. These access points broadcast that the network does not use
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encryption but allow clients that use WEP mode. When "Mixed-Cell" is enabled in a profile, it lets you connect to
access points that are configured for "optional encryption."
CKIP
Cisco Key Integrity Protocol (CKIP) is Cisco proprietary security protocol for encryption in 802.11 media. CKIP uses
the following features to improve 802.11 security in infrastructure mode:
Key Permutation (KP)
Message Sequence Number
NOTE: CKIP is not used with WPA/WPA2 Personal/Enterprise network authentication.
NOTE: CKIP is only supported through the use of the WiFi connection utility on Windows* XP.
Fast Roaming (CCKM)
When a wireless LAN is configured for fast reconnection, a LEAP-enabled client device can roam from one access
point to another without involving the main server. Using Cisco Centralized Key Management (CCKM), an access
point configured to provide Wireless Domain Services (WDS) takes the place of the RADIUS server and
authenticates the client without perceptible delay in voice or other time-sensitive applications.
Radio Management
When this feature is enabled your WiFi adapter provides radio management information to the Cisco infrastructure.
If the Cisco Radio Management utility is used on the infrastructure it configures radio parameters, detects
interference and rogue access points.
EAP-FAST
EAP-FAST, like EAP-TTLS and PEAP, uses tunneling to protect traffic. The main difference is that EAP-FAST does
not use certificates to authenticate. Provisioning in EAP-FAST is negotiated solely by the client as the first
communication exchange when EAP-FAST is requested from the server. If the client does not have a pre-shared
secret Protected Access Credential (PAC), it is able to initiate a provisioning EAP-FAST exchange to dynamically
obtain one from the server.
EAP-FAST documents two methods to deliver the PAC: manual delivery through an out-of-band secure mechanism
and automatic provisioning.
Manual delivery mechanisms are any delivery mechanism that the administrator of the network considers
sufficiently secure.
Automatic provisioning establishes an encrypted tunnel to protect the authentication of the client and the
delivery of the PAC to the client. This mechanism, while not as secure as a manual method may be, is more
secure than the authentication method used in LEAP.
The EAP-FAST method is divided into two parts: provisioning and authentication. The provisioning phase involves
the initial delivery of the PAC to the client. This phase only needs to be performed once per client and user.
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Set Administrator Password
A user cannot modify Administrator settings or profiles unless they have the password for this tool. When you first
access the Administrator Tool, you are required to enter a password. The password must not exceed 100
characters (although the field will only display up to 56 characters). Null passwords are not allowed.
1. Password: Create a password (maximum 100 characters).
2. Confirm Password: Reenter the password.
3. Click OK. The Open Administrator Package displays.
To Change the Existing Password
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
On the Tools menu, click Administrator Tool.
Click Change Password on the password entry form.
Old Password: Enter the existing password.
New Password: Enter the new password.
Confirm Password: Reenter the new password again.
Click OK to save the new password and enter the Administrator Tool.
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Application Settings (Administrator Tool)
An administrator can configure the Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility settings to control how the
application behaves on the user's computer, and to select what level of control users have over various aspects of
their WiFi connections. These settings are configured using the Administrator Tool, and are not the same as those
listed under the Tools Menu.
NOTE: Many of these settings are only applicable for packages running on Windows* XP Client.
How to Access
1.
2.
3.
4.
Open the Administrator Tool.
Select to Create a new package or Open an existing package.
Click the Application Settings tab and click Include Application Settings in this package.
Select the settings that you want. Some settings require more information.
Application Settings Description
Name
Description
802.1X
Allow the user to create profiles or connect to networks that support the following
Authentication 802.1X authentication EAP types.
Select which 802.1X authentication EAP types you want enabled on a user's computer: EAP
LEAP, EAP PEAP, EAP TLS, EAP SIM, EAP TTLS, EAP FAST, EAP AKA.
NOTE: This setting is only applicable for packages running on Windows* XP Client.
AAA In
Control
Notify when another application uses the WiFi adapter
Adapter
Switching
Enable Adapter Switching
NOTE: This setting is only applicable for packages running on Windows* XP Client.
If enabled, then whenever a valid wired Ethernet connection is detected, the WiFi connection
utility will automatically close any WiFi network connections. If the system looses its wired
Ethernet connection, the WiFi connection utility will automatically attempt to connect to the last
connected profile. If the last connected network is not available, the WiFi connection utility will
attempt to connect to the first available wireless network based on the preferred Profile List.
NOTE: This behavior is for the system as a whole and is not specific to any user.
Administrator Allow user to access the Administrator Tool.
Tool
Leaving the box checked allows the user to access the Administrator Tool on their computer
when the tool is installed. Uncheck the box to remove their ability to access the Administrator
tool.
Application
Auto Launch
Allow the user to start an application on connection.
Enabling this feature lets the user specify an application that will start up whenever a particular
network profile connects. The user selects the profile and can then specify an application, batch
file, or script. For example, the user may want a Virtual Private Network (VPN) session to start
automatically whenever the laptop connects to a specific wireless network. If this feature is
unchecked (disabled), then the user cannot specify any application to startup automatically
when a given network profile connects.
Application On WiFi On Toggle
Radio Toggle
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Enables a third-party application to disable the Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility,
WiFi On / WiFi Off switch.
NOTE: This setting is only applicable for packages running on Windows* XP Client.
CCXv4
Cisco Compatible Extensions, version 4, includes enhancements to EAP-FAST. Among these are
options for user prompts and warnings.
Select Enable CCXv4 to Enable Cisco Compatible Extensions, version 4 (CCXv4) features for
EAP-FAST profiles.
NOTE: The EAP-FAST Authority Identifier (A-ID) Groups feature in the Administrator Tool is
unavailable if CCXv4 is not enabled.
Select which of the following prompts to enable or disable on a user's computer for EAP-FAST
PAC provisioning:
Turn off prompts and warnings for unauthenticated provisioning: Option to turn off
prompts and warnings for PAC auto-provisioning if there is no PAC or there is no PAC that
matches the A-ID sent by the server that it is connected to.
Turn off prompts when switching default server (A-ID): Option to turn off prompts when a
client encounters a server that has provisioned a PAC before but is not currently selected as the
default server.
Turn off unauthenticated provisioning after PAC is provisioned: Option to turn off autoprovisioning automatically after a PAC for that A-ID has been provisioned.
NOTE: This setting is only applicable for packages running on Windows* XP Client.
Cache
Credentials
Select to save credentials after a user logs on. If the wireless connection temporarily
disconnects, the saved credentials are used upon reconnection. The credentials are cleared
when the user logs off.
NOTE: if cleared, the Prompt each time I connect option is unavailable when creating
profiles.
Certificate
Expiration
Warning
Enable Certificate Expiration Warning
If checked, the WiFi connection utility will warn users when the certificates are going to expire.
The provided URL will allow them to update their certificates from a certificate server. When
checked, the following fields become active:
Number of days to update certificate: This is the number of days before expiration
that the user receives the warning.
Certificate Update URL
NOTE: This setting is only applicable for packages running on Windows* XP Client.
Device to
Device Ad
Hoc)
Networking
Enable or disable whether a user is able to either create Device to Device (ad hoc) profiles or
join Device to Device (ad hoc) networks.
Select one of the following to enable or disable whether the user can connect to device to
device networks:
Enable device to device networking
Enable only secure device to device networking
Disable device to device networking
Select to either allow a user to configure profiles with device to device (ad hoc) settings or
prevent configuration of Device to Device (ad hoc) profiles.
Show device to device application settings
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Hide device to device application settings
To remove the Device to Device (ad hoc) operating mode from the Create WiFi Profile General
Settings, select both Disable device to device networking and Hide device to device
application settings. This prevents a user from creating profiles that support Device to Device
(ad hoc) network.
NOTE: This setting is only applicable for packages running on Windows* XP Client.
Driver Event
Logging
Driver event logging captures and logs events that are specific to the driver. These events can
be viewed on the Wireless Event Viewer. Here you can select to enable standard logging or
troubleshooting logging. See Wireless Event Viewer Settings
Enable Driver Event Logging
Standard Logging
Troubleshooting Logging
Import and
Export
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Management
Technology
Settings
Intel® My
WiFi
Technology
(MWT)
Enable profiles to be imported and exported
Select to allow profiles to be imported from or exported to a user's computer. If enabled here,
then profiles that are placed in the auto import folder will be imported automatically.
Username
Password
Enter the Username and Password to override the default names used by Intel® Active
Management Technology to synchronize Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility profiles.
Enable Intel® MWT Cell Forwarding API.
Click to enable a third-party application to use Intel® MWT Cell Forwarding of IP Packet API for
the purpose of bridging an Intel® MWT network that uses a BSS connection.
NOTE: This setting is not applicable for Windows* XP Client. This setting is also not applicable
for a client equipped with one of the following adapters:
Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AG_
Maintain
Connection
Hide the Maintain Connection setting for user profiles
Select to hide the Maintain Connection option in the Create WiFi Profile Advanced Settings. This
Maintain Connection option maintains the WiFi connection with a user profile after log off.
NOTE: The Maintain Connection option may be used with Nortel VPN client when it is configured
to Logoff on Connect.
NOTE: This setting is only applicable for packages running on Windows* XP Client.
Maintain
Smart Card
Connection
Maintain connection if smart card is unavailable
Select to maintain the connection if the smart card is removed while the wireless device is
connected to a network that uses smart card credentials. The default behavior for the WiFi
connection utility is to close the connection that uses smart card credentials if the smart card is
removed. Turning this feature On will cause the connection to remain connected (unless reauthentication is required for another reason). Select to maintain a connection if the smart card
is removed while the computer is connected to a network using smart card/SIM credentials.
NOTE: This setting is only applicable for packages running on Windows* XP Client.
Message On
Radio Toggle
Enable WiFi On Toggle Message on a user's computer
Select to enables a third-party application to notify a user that the Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi
Connection Utility WiFi On / Off switch is disabled.
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Microsoft
Windows* XP
Coexistence
Enable Microsoft Wireless Zero Configuration and Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi
Software to coexist on this system.
Select to prevent Microsoft Windows* XP Wireless Zero Configuration Service from being
disabled when the Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility is enabled. Select to allow
coexistence.
NOTE: This setting is only applicable for packages running on Windows* XP Client.
Persistent
Connection
Select to Ensure that persistent connection and computer policies are updated prior to
user log on.
NOTE: Updating policies may delay the log on screen for up to two minutes.
NOTE: This setting is only applicable for packages running on Windows* XP Client.
Pre-logon
Cisco Mode
Enable Cisco Mode during a Pre-logon
Cisco access points have the capability to support multiple WiFi network names (SSIDs), but
only broadcast one of these. In order to connect to such an access point, an attempt is made to
connect with each profile. This mode of connecting to each profile is referred to as Cisco Mode.
Default is enabled. Uncheck to disable.
NOTE: If enabled, the Pre-logon connection may increase the connection time.
NOTE: This setting is only applicable for packages running on Windows* XP Client.
Profile
Connectivity
Disable user-profile switching
This provides control over user connection to administrator profiles. Leaving this setting Off lets
the user connect to both user and administrator profiles. When turned On, the user can only
connect to administrator profiles, and the administrator chooses which administrator profiles are
available to the user, as follows:
Allow the user to connect to All administrator profiles
Allow the user to only connect to the First administrator profile
NOTE: This setting is only applicable for packages running on Windows* XP Client.
Security Level Select the security level on a user's computer.
Users are able to connect to profiles only with this security level.
Allow the user to connect to networks with Personal Security only.
NOTE: This setting is only applicable for packages running on Windows* XP Client.
Shared Folder Select the shared folder notification setting on a user's computer.
Notification
Unshare shared folders automatically when connected to an unsecured network.
Disable this notification.
Notify when connected to an unsecured network (default).
NOTE: This setting is only applicable for packages running on Windows* XP Client.
Single Sign On Select which Administrator Profile types are enabled on a user computer.
Single Sign On:
Persistent Connection: Profiles are active during start up and when no user is logged
onto the computer.
Pre-logon or Common Connection: Profiles are active immediately after a user logs
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onto the computer.
If Pre-Logon features are installed, the profile is active during the logon process. If Pre-Logon
features are not installed, the profile is Common and becomes active at the beginning of the
user's session.
Administrator profiles are placed at the top (or bottom) of the user's profile list. They cannot be
changed or deleted by the user.
NOTE: This setting is only applicable for packages running on Windows* XP Client.
Support
Information
Specify the support information displayed in the About box of the WiFi connection utility.
Support URL: Enter the support center web site that you want your customers to access
for technical support.
Support Phone Number: Enter the telephone number that you want your customers to
call for technical support.
Voice over IP
Enables third-party software to use the VoIP application on a user's computer. The default
setting enables this feature.
Wi-Fi
Protected
Setup*
The WiFi connection utility can be configured to operate as a registrar for access points that
support Wi-Fi Protected Setup* The registrar securely transfers the access point key or
password automatically or manually with a USB flash drive or other external device.
Enable registering other devices (default).
Hide Enable Device Registration application setting.
Select Enable registering other devices to enable the WiFi connection utility to register other
devices.
You can also select Hide Enable Device Registration application setting in the WiFi
connection utility application settings to block user to change the settings.
NOTE: This setting is only applicable for packages running on Windows* XP Client.
WiFi Manager
Select which WiFi manager controls a user's wireless connections. Use either the previous
logged on user's WiFi manager or allow each user to select their preferred WiFi manager.
Allow all users to switch between Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi software and Microsoft
Windows* XP Wireless Zero Configuration, after log on.
The WiFi manager at log on is determined by the active WiFi manager when the last user
logged off.
NOTE: This setting is only applicable for packages running on Windows* XP Client.
WiFi On/Off
Control the wireless radio.
No change: The radio is not turned on or off.
Turn WiFi Off: This administrator profile turns the radio off.
Turn WiFi On: This administrator profile turns the radio on.
Turn off 802.11a radio only: This becomes selectable if Turn WiFi On is enabled.
Disable WiFi On/Off selection: Select to prevent a user from accessing the WiFi
On/Off control on the WiFi connection utility main window or Taskbar menu. A user is
notified that The feature is disabled by the administrator if they attempt to turn on or
off the radio control.
Add 802.11a Radio On/Off selection: Select to allow the user to turn on/off the
802.11a radio separately from the 802.11b/g radio. If you select this, the Disable
802.11a Radio On/Off selection becomes available. Select this to show the 802.11a
radio On/Off control, but disable it. This lets you give the user individual control over the
radios.
Once this feature is installed on a user's computer, follow these instructions to turn on or off
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the 802.11a radio control:
To turn off the 802.11a radio:
1. On the WiFi connection utility main window, click the WiFi On button. The list of radio
options is displayed.
2. Select 802.11a Radio Off. The 802.11a radio is now inactive.
To turn on the 802.11a radio:
1. On the WiFi connection utility main window, click the 802.11a Radio Off button. The list
of radio options is displayed.
2. Select WiFi On. The 802.11a radio is now active.
NOTE: This setting is only applicable for packages running on Windows* XP Client.
Wireless
Event Viewer
Settings
Wireless Event Viewer Settings
Enable Wireless Event Logging
This feature creates log files of wireless events on the client system, which then may be copied
to a network file server or elsewhere. Default is for Wireless Event Logging to be turned off.
After you click Enable Wireless Event Logging, then Settings is enabled.
Click Settings to open a window to Log File Settings.
General Tab
Specify the folder to write the wireless log file to: Specify an absolute location on the
client system.
Log file name prefix: This is the name of the log file. The name is:
<ComputerName_UserDomain>.
Maximum Log File Size: To prevent log files from growing too large, new log files are
created when the current log file exceeds the specified size in MB. The default file size in
1 megabyte. You can select a file size of up to ten megabytes, in one-megabyte
increments.
Log File Copy Tab
Enable log file copying: This feature allows you to have the client log files copied to
another location.
Copy log files to the following location: Indicate where the log files will be copied. This
is typically an admin server.
Select copy frequency from the following: You have the following two options for the
copy frequency.
Copy all previous log files when a new log file is created.
Copy all previous log files every specified number of days: Select the number
of days; this number can range from 1 to 30 days. The default is seven days.
Log File Deletion Tab
Select from the following when to delete old log files:
Never delete old log files.
Delete old log when any of the selected conditions are met:
Delete old log files every specified number of days: This number can range
from 1 to 30.
Delete old log files when the total size of the log files exceeds: This number
can range from 1 to 10 megabytes (MB) in one-megabyte increments.
Delete old log files after each successful log file copy.
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Closes the Administrator Tool.
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Adapter Settings (Administrator)
The Adapter Settings screen controls and displays the device properties for the WiFi adapter installed on a
computer. Not all settings listed here apply to all adapters, see the setting description.
This version of Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi software is compatible with the following adapters:
Intel®
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Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
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Intel®
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Intel®
Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300
Centrino® Advanced-N + WiMAX 6250
Centrino® Advanced-N 6200
WiMAX/WiFi Link 5350
WiMAX/WiFi Link 5150
WiFi Link 5300
WiFi Link 5100
Centrino® Wireless-N 1000
Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
Wireless WiFi Link 4965AG_
PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
How to Access
1. Open the Administrator Tool.
2. Select to Create a new package or Open an existing package.
3. Click the Adapter Settings tab and click Include Adapter Settings in this package.
Configure Adapter Settings
1. From within the Administrator tool, click Include Adapter Settings in this package.
2. For each setting listed in the table below, select one of the following options:
Use default value: Resets the setting on the user machine to the default value.
No change: (For Windows* XP users only.) Maintains the user selected value. The administrator
decides not to enforce all the settings on a user's computer. The user can change the WiFi adapter
setting values from the Advanced menu in the Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility.
No change: (For Windows Vista* and Windows* 7 users only.) Maintains the user selected value. The
administrator decides not to enforce all the settings on a user's computer. The user can change the
WiFi adapter setting values at the Device Manager.
Select the value: The administrator selects the value that is to be used on the user's computer.
WiFi Adapter Settings Description
Following are descriptions of the WiFi adapter settings.
Name
Description
802.11n
Channel Width
(2.4 GHz)
Set high throughput channel width to maximize performance. Set the channel width to Auto or
20MHz. 20MHz is the default setting. Use 20MHz if 802.11n channels are restricted. This
setting applies to 802.11n capable adapters only.
NOTE: This setting is does not apply to the following adapters:
Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN (20 MHz channel width only)
802.11n
Channel Width
Set high throughput channel width to maximize performance. Set the channel width to Auto or
20MHz. Auto is the default setting. Use 20MHz if 802.11n channels are restricted. This setting
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(5.2 GHz)
applies to 802.11n capable adapters only.
NOTE: This setting is does not apply to the following adapters:
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1000
Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
802.11n Mode
The 802.11n standard builds upon previous 802.11 standards by adding multiple-input
multiple-output (MIMO). MIMO increases data throughput to improve transfer rate. Select
Enabled or Disabled to set the 802.11n mode of the WiFi adapter. Enabled is the default
setting. This setting applies to 802.11n capable adapters only.
NOTE: To achieve transfer rates greater than 54 Mbps on 802.11n connections, WPA2*-AES
security must be selected. No security (None) can be selected to enable network setup and
troubleshooting.
An administrator can enable or disable support for high throughput mode to reduce powerconsumption or conflicts with other bands or compatibility issues.
Ad Hoc
Channel
Unless the other computers in the ad hoc network use a different channel from the default
channel, there is no need to change the channel.
Value: Select the allowed operating channel from the list.
802.11b/g: Select this option when 802.11b and 802.11g (2.4 GHz) ad hoc band
frequency is used. For this band, the default channel is 11.
802.11a: Select this option when 802.11a (5 GHz) ad hoc band frequency is used. For
this band, the default channel is 36. This setting is does not apply to the Intel®
Centrino® Wireless-N 1000 adapter.
NOTE: When an 802.11a channel is not displayed, initiating ad hoc networks is not supported
for 802.11a channels.
Ad Hoc Power
Management
Set power saving features for Device to Device (ad hoc) networks.
Ad Hoc QoS
Mode
Quality of Service (QoS) control in ad hoc networks. QoS provides prioritization of traffic from
the access point over a wireless network based on traffic classification. WMM* (Wi-Fi
Multimedia*) is the QoS certification of the Wi-Fi Alliance* (WFA). When WMM* is enabled, the
WiFi adapter uses WMM to support priority tagging and queuing capabilities for Wi-Fi*
networks.
Disable: Select when connecting to ad hoc networks that contain stations that do not
support ad hoc power management.
Maximum Power Savings: Select to optimize battery life.
Noisy Environment: Select to optimize performance or connecting with multiple clients.
WMM Enabled
WMM Disabled (default)
Fat Channel
Intolerant
This setting communicates to surrounding networks that this WiFi adapter is not tolerant of
40MHz channels in the 2.4GHz band. The default setting is for this to be turned off (disabled),
so that the adapter does not send this notification.
NOTE: This setting is does not apply to the following adapters:
Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AG_
Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
Mixed Mode
Protection
Use to avoid data collisions in a mixed 802.11b/11g/11a/11n environment. Request to
Send/Clear to Send (RTS/CTS) should be used in an environment where clients may not hear
each other. CTS-to-self can be used to gain more throughput in an environment where clients
are in close proximity and can hear each other. (CTS-to-self is not supported for 802.11n.)
Power
When creating an administrator package, Power Management lets you select a balance between
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power consumption and WiFi adapter performance.
PSP - Power Saving Mode
CAM - Constantly Awake Mode
Select one of the Power Saving Mode levels:
PSP
PSP
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CAM: The client adapter is powered up continuously.
Level 1: PSP set at maximum power.
Levels 2-4: PSP set to maximize power.
Level 5: PSP set to maximize battery life.
Auto: Default is PSP Level 5.
NOTE: Power consumption savings vary based on infrastructure settings.
Preamble Mode Changes the preamble length setting received by the access point during an initial connection.
Always use Auto Tx Preamble to provide optimal network throughput. Auto Tx Preamble
allows automatic preamble detection. If supported, short preamble should be used. If not, use
Long Tx Preamble.
NOTE: This setting is only available if the client WiFi adapter is an Intel® PRO/Wireless
2915ABG Network Connection or an Intel® PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection.
Roaming
This setting lets you define how aggressively a wireless client roams to improve connection to
Aggressiveness an access point.
Click Use default value to balance between not roaming and performance or select a value
from the list.
Values:
0: No Roaming: Your wireless client does not roam. Only significant link quality
degradation causes it to roam to another access point.
1-3: Allow Roaming
2: Default: Balances between not roaming and performance.
4: Maximum Roaming
Throughput
Enhancement
Changes the value of the Packet Burst Control.
Transmit
Power
If you decrease the transmit power, you reduce the WiFi radio coverage.
Enable: Select to enable throughput enhancement.
Disable: (Default) Select to disable throughput enhancement.
Default Setting: Highest power setting
Values:
Tx Minimum: Lowest Minimum Coverage: Set the adapter to the lowest
transmit power. Enables you to expand the number of coverage areas or confine a
coverage area. Reduce the coverage area in high traffic areas to improve overall
transmission quality and avoid congestion and interference with other devices.
Tx Level 1, Tx Level 2, Tx Level 3: Set by country requirements.
Tx Maximum: Highest Maximum Coverage: Set the adapter to the maximum
transmit power level. Select for maximum performance and range in environments
with limited additional radio devices.
If you select No change, then this setting will not be changed at the user's computer.
NOTE: The optimal setting is for a user to always set the transmit power at the lowest possible
level still compatible with the quality of their communication. This allows the maximum number
of wireless devices to operate in dense areas and reduce interference with other devices that
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this radio shares radio spectrum with.
NOTE: This setting takes effect when either Network (Infrastructure) or Device to Device (ad
hoc) mode is used.
Wireless Mode
Select which mode to use for connection to a WiFi network:
802.11a only: Connect the wireless WiFi adapter to 802.11a networks only. Not
applicable for all adapters.
802.11b only: Connect the wireless WiFi adapter to 802.11b networks only. Not
applicable for all adapters.
802.11g only: Connect the wireless WiFi adapter to 802.11g networks only.
802.11a and 802.11g: Connect the wireless WiFi adapter to 802.11a and 802.11g
networks only. Not applicable for all adapters.
802.11b and 802.11g: Connect the wireless WiFi adapter to 802.11b and 802.11g
networks only. Not applicable for all adapters.
802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11g: (Default) - Connect to either 802.11a, 802.11b or
802.11g wireless networks. Not applicable for all adapters.
NOTE: These wireless modes (Modulation types) determine the discovered access points
displayed in the WiFi Networks list.
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Advanced Settings
Use the Advanced Settings window to set additional parameters for a specific profile.
How to Access
1. If you are creating or editing an administrator profile, open the Administrator Tool. Or if you are creating or
editing a personal profile, at the main window, click Profiles.
2. At the Profiles window or tab, for an existing profile, click Properties. For a new profile click Add.
3. At the General Settings window, click Advanced....
Advanced Settings Description
Name
Description
Auto Connect
Automatic (Default): Select to have the Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi
Connection Utility connect automatically to this profile when it is in range.
On Demand: Select to prevent automatic connection of a profile when the
network is in range. For example, if there is a cost for a wireless connection
and you did not want to connect automatically when in range. In the WiFi
Networks list and in the Profiles list, the network will be noted with this icon,
indicating On Demand connection (also called manual connection).
To connect to the network:
1. Select the network from the WiFi Networks list.
2. Click Connect.
Auto Import
Allows a network administrator to easily move the selected profile to other
computers. When the exported file is placed in the WiFi\AutoImport directory
on another computer, the WiFi connection utility automatically imports the
profile.
NOTE: This feature is only available when configuring a user profile. It is not
available when configuring Administrator Profiles.
Band Selection
Here you can select the band to use for this connection profile:
Mixed band (default): Select this to the have WiFi connection utility
attempt to connect this profile to an available network with either of the
two bands.
2.4 GHz band: Select this to have the WiFi connection utility attempt to
connect this profile to an available network using only the 2.4 GHz band.
5.2 GHz band: Select this to have the WiFi connection utility attempt to
connect this profile to an available network using only the 5.2 GHz band.
Mandatory Access Point
Forces the WiFi adapter to connect to an access point that uses a specific MAC
address. Enter the MAC address of the access point (BSSID); 48-bit, 12
hexadecimal digits. For example, 00:06:25:0E:9D:84.
Clear: Clear current address.
NOTE: This feature is not available when ad hoc operating mode is used.
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Password Protection
1. Password protect this profile (maximum 10 characters): Select to
enable a password for the profile. The default setting is cleared for no
profile password.
2. Password: Enter a password. The entered password characters display
as asterisks.
3. Confirm Password: Reenter the password.
NOTE: Be sure to keep this password written down. If it is forgotten, it cannot
be reset.
Application Auto Launch
Automatically starts a batch file, executable file, or script whenever you connect
to the profile. For example, you might want a Virtual Private Network (VPN)
session to start automatically whenever you connect to a wireless network.
1. Click Enable Application Auto Launch.
2. Enter the name of the program that you want to start or click Browse to
locate the file on your hard disk.
3. Click OK to close the Advanced Settings.
Maintain Connection
The Maintain Connection option maintains the wireless connection with a user
profile after log off.
If the Maintain Connection option is selected and a Persistent profile exists,
the Persistent profile will not be applied at logoff. It will be applied only if the
connection with this profile is lost.
NOTE: This option may be used with Nortel VPN client when it is configured to
Logoff on Connect.
NOTE: This feature is only available when configuring a user profile. It is not
available when configuring Administrator Profiles.
User Name Format
User Name Format: An administrator can select the user name format for the
authentication server.
The choices are:
user (default)
user@domain
user@domain.com
DOMAIN\user
NOTE: This feature is available only when configuring Administrator Profiles. It
is not available when creating a profile from the Create WiFi Profile page.
PLC Domain Check
Pre-logon Domain Check: This setting is visible only when using the
Administrator Tool, and only if you select to create a Pre-logon/Common
profile. The choices are:
Check for Domain Server Presence: When using a Pre-logon Connect
profile while joined to a domain, this setting will verify the domain
server's presence before the user login process is finished. If the server
is not found, login may be delayed for a minute or more.
Just continue with login: Login proceeds normally. Server presence is
not checked.
NOTE: This feature is available only when configuring Administrator Profiles. It
is not available when creating a profile from the Create WiFi Profile page.
OK
Close and save the settings.
Cancel
Close and cancel any changes.
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Set Up Profile Security
Use the Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility
Personal Security
Personal Security Settings
Set up Data Encryption and Authentication
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WPA*-Personal (AES-CCMP) or WPA2*-Personal (AES-CCMP) Security Settings
Enterprise Security
Enterprise Security Settings
Network Authentication
Configure Profiles for Infrastructure Networks
Set up a Client with Shared Network Authentication
Set up a Client with WPA-Enterprise or WPA2-Enterprise Network Authentication
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Use the Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility
The following sections describe how to use the Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility to set up the
required security settings for your WiFi adapter. See Personal Security.
It also provides information about how to configure advanced security settings for your WiFi adapter. This requires
information from a systems administrator (corporate environment) or advanced security settings on your access
point (for home users). See Enterprise Security.
For general information about security settings, See Security Overview.
Set up Data Encryption and Authentication
In a home wireless network you can use a variety of simple security procedures to protect your wireless
connection. These include:
Enable Wi-Fi Protected Access* (WPA).
Change your password.
Change the network name (SSID).
Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) encryption provides protection for your data on the network. WPA uses an
encryption key called a pre-shared key (PSK) to encrypt data before transmission. Enter the same password in all
of the computers and access point in your home or small business network. Only devices that use the same
encryption key can access the network or decrypt the encrypted data transmitted by other computers. The
password automatically initiates the Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP) or AES-CCMP protocol for the data
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encryption process.
Network Keys
WEP encryption provides two levels of security:
64-bit key (sometimes referred to as 40-bit)
128-bit key (also known as 104-bit)
For improved security, use a 128-bit key. If you use encryption, all wireless devices on your wireless network must
use the same encryption keys.
You can create the key yourself and specify the key length (64-bit or 128-bit) and key index (the location that a
specific key is stored). The greater the key length, the more secure the key.
Key Length: 64-bit
Pass phrase (64-bit): Enter five (5) alphanumeric characters, 0-9, a-z or A-Z.
Hex key (64-bit): Enter 10 hexadecimal characters, 0-9, A-F.
Key Length: 128-bit
Pass phrase (128-bit): Enter 13 alphanumeric characters, 0-9, a-z or A-Z.
Hex key (128-bit): Enter 26 hexadecimal characters, 0-9, A-F.
With WEP data encryption, wireless station can be configured with up to four keys (the key index values are 1, 2,
3, and 4). When an access point or a wireless station transmits an encrypted message that uses a key stored in a
specific key index, the transmitted message indicates the key index that was used to encrypt the message body.
The receiving access point or wireless station can then retrieve the key that is stored at the key index and use it
to decode the encrypted message body.
Set up a Client with No Authentication and No Data Encryption
CAUTION: WiFi networks using no authentication or encryption are highly vulnerable to access by unauthorized
users.
On the WiFi connection utility main page, select one of the following methods to connect to an infrastructure
network:
Double-click an infrastructure network in the WiFi Networks list.
Select an infrastructure network in the WiFi Networks list. Click Connect. The WiFi connection utility
automatically detects the security settings for the WiFi adapter.
If there is no authentication required, the network connects without a prompt to enter any log-on credentials. Any
wireless device with the correct network name (SSID) is able to associate with other devices in the network.
To create a profile for a WiFi network connection with no encryption:
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Click Profiles on the WiFi connection utility main window.
On the Profiles list, click Add to open the wireless profile General Settings.
Profile Name: Enter a descriptive profile name.
WiFi Network Name (SSID): Enter the name of your wireless network.
Operating Mode: Click Device to Device (ad hoc).
Click Next to open the Security Settings.
Personal Security is selected by default.
Security Settings: The default setting is None, which indicates that there is no security on this wireless
network.
9. Click OK. The profile is added to the Profiles list and connects to the wireless network.
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Set up a Client with WEP 64-bit or WEP 128-bit Data Encryption
When WEP data encryption is enabled, a network key or password is used for encryption.
A network key is provided for you automatically (for example, it might be provided by your wireless network
adapter manufacturer), or you can enter it yourself and specify the key length (64-bit or 128-bit), key format
(ASCII characters or hexadecimal digits), and key index (the location where a specific key is stored). The greater
the key length, the more secure the key.
To add a network key for a Device to Device (ad hoc) network connection:
1. On the WiFi connection utility main window, double-click a Device to Device (ad hoc) network in the WiFi
Networks list or select the network and click Connect.
2. Click Profiles to access the Profiles list.
3. Click Properties to open the wireless profile General Settings. The Profile name and WiFi Network Name
(SSID) display. Device to Device (ad hoc) should be selected as the Operating Mode.
4. Click Next to open the Security Settings.
5. Personal Security is selected by default.
6. Security Settings: The default setting is None, which indicates that there is no security on this wireless
network.
To add a password or network key:
1. Security Settings: Select either WEP 64-bit or WEP 128-bit to configure WEP data encryption with a 64bit or 128-bit key.
When WEP encryption is enabled on an access point, the WEP key is used to verify access to the network. If
the wireless device does not have the correct WEP key, even though authentication is successful, the device
is unable to transmit data through the access point or decrypt data received from the access point.
Name
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Password
Enter the Wireless Security Password (Pass phrase) or Encryption Key (WEP
key).
Pass phrase (64-bit
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Enter five (5) alphanumeric characters, 0-9, a-z or A-Z.
WEP key (64-bit)
Enter 10 hexadecimal characters, 0-9, A-F.
Pass phrase (128bit)
Enter 13 alphanumeric characters, 0-9, a-z or A-Z.
WEP key (128-bit)
Enter 26 hexadecimal characters, 0-9, A-F.
2. Key Index: Change the Key Index to set up to four passwords.
3. Click OK to return to the Profiles list.
To add more than one password:
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Enter the Wireless Security Password.
Select another Key Index number.
Enter another Wireless Security Password.
Set up a Client with WPA*-Personal (TKIP) or WPA2*-Personal (TKIP) Security
Settings
WPA* Personal Mode requires manual configuration of a pre-shared key (PSK) on the access point and clients. This
PSK authenticates a user's password or identifying code, on both the client station and the access point. An
authentication server is not needed. WPA Personal Mode is targeted to home and small business environments.
WPA2* is the second generation of WPA security that provides enterprise and consumer wireless users with a high
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level of assurance that only authorized users can access their wireless networks. WPA2 provides a stronger
encryption mechanism through Advanced Encryption Standard (AES), which is a requirement for some corporate
and government users.
NOTE: To achieve transfer rates greater than 54 Mbps on 802.11n connections, WPA2-AES security must be
selected. No security (None) can be selected to enable network setup and troubleshooting.
To configure a profile with WPA-Personal network authentication and TKIP data encryption:
1. On the WiFi connection utility main window, double-click an infrastructure network in the WiFi Networks list
or select the network and click Connect.
2. Click Profiles to access the Profiles list.
3. Click Properties to open the wireless profile General Settings. The Profile name and WiFi Network Name
(SSID) display. Network (Infrastructure) should be selected as the Operating Mode.
4. Click Next to open the Security Settings.
5. Select Personal Security.
6. Security Settings: Select WPA-Personal (TKIP) to provide security to a small business network or home
environment. A password, called a pre-shared key (PSK), is used. The longer the password, the stronger the
security of the wireless network.
If your wireless access point or router supports WPA2-Personal, then you should enable it on the
access point and provide a long, strong password. The longer the password, the stronger the security
of the wireless network. The same password entered in the access point needs to be used on this
computer and all other wireless devices that access the wireless network.
NOTE: WPA-Personal and WPA2-Personal are interoperable.
7. Wireless Security Password (Encryption Key): Enter a text phrase with eight to 63 characters. Verify
that the network key matches the password in the wireless access point.
8. Click OK to return to the Profiles list.
Set up a Client with WPA*-Personal (AES-CCMP) or WPA2*-Personal (AES-CCMP)
Security Settings
Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA*) is a security enhancement that strongly increases the level of data protection and
access control to a wireless network. WPA enforces 802.1X authentication and key-exchange and only works with
dynamic encryption keys. For a home user or small business, WPA-Personal uses either Advanced Encryption
Standard - Counter CBC-MAC Protocol (AES-CCMP) or Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP).
NOTE: For the Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN adapter, to achieve transfer rates greater than 54 Mbps on
802.11n connections, WPA2-AES security must be selected. No security (None) can be selected to enable network
setup and troubleshooting.
To create a profile with WPA2*-Personal network authentication and AES-CCMP data encryption:
1. On the WiFi connection utility main window, double-click an infrastructure network from the WiFi Networks
list or select the network and click Connect.
2. If these are being transmitted, the Profile name and WiFi Network Name (SSID) should display on the
General Settings screen. Network (Infrastructure) should be selected as the Operating Mode. Click Next
to open the Security Settings.
3. Select Personal Security.
4. Security Settings: Select WPA2-Personal (AES-CCMP) to provide this level of security in the small
network or home environment. It uses a password, also called a pre-shared key (PSK). The longer the
password, the stronger the security of the wireless network.
AES-CCMP (Advanced Encryption Standard - Counter CBC-MAC Protocol) is a newer method for
privacy protection of wireless transmissions specified in the IEEE 802.11i standard. AES-CCMP provides
a stronger encryption method than TKIP. Choose AES-CCMP as the data encryption method whenever
strong data protection is important.
If your Wireless access point or router supports WPA2-Personal, then you should enable it on the
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access point and provide a long, strong password. The same password entered into the access point
needs to be used on this computer and all other wireless devices that access the wireless network.
NOTE: WPA-Personal and WPA2-Personal are interoperable.
Some security solutions may not be supported by your computer's operating system. You may require
additional software or hardware as well as wireless LAN infrastructure support. Contact your computer
manufacturer for details.
5. Password: Wireless Security Password (Encryption Key): Enter a text phrase (length is between eight
and 63 characters). Verify that the network key used matches the wireless access point key.
6. Click OK to return to the Profiles list.
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Create Profiles for Windows*
This section describes how to create profiles for Windows* XP, Windows Vista*, and Windows* 7.
An infrastructure network consists of one or more access points and one or more computers with WiFi adapters
installed. Each access point must have a wired connection to a WiFi network. This section describes how to create
various WiFi profiles.
NOTE: Several limitations apply to single sign-on profiles created for Windows Vista* and Windows* 7 clients. See
Single Sign-on Considerations for Windows Vista* and Windows* 7.
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TLS Network Authentication
TTLS Network Authentication
PEAP Network Authentication
LEAP Network Authentication
EAP-AKA Network Authentication
EAP-FAST Network Authentication
Create a Profile with No Authentication or Data Encryption (None)
CAUTION: Networks using no authentication or encryption are highly vulnerable to access by unauthorized users.
To create a profile for a WiFi network connection with no encryption:
1. Click Profiles on the Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility main window. Or if you are acting as
the administrator, open the Administrator Tool.
2. On the Profiles list/tab, click Add to open the Create WiFi Profile General Settings.
3. Profile Name: Enter a descriptive profile name.
4. WiFi Network Name (SSID): Enter the network identifier.
5. Operating Mode: Click Network (Infrastructure). (This parameter is set to Infrastructure if you are using
the Administrator Tool.)
6. Administrator Profile Type: Select Persistent or Pre-logon/Common. (This step applies only if you are
using the Administrator Tool.)
7. Click Next to open the Security Settings.
8. Click Enterprise Security.
9. Network Authentication: Open (Selected).
Open authentication allows a wireless device access to the network without 802.11 authentication. If
no encryption is enabled on the network, any wireless device with the correct network name (SSID)
can associate with an access point and gain access to the network.
10. Data Encryption: None is the default.
11. Click OK. The profile is added to the Profiles list and connects to the wireless network.
Create a Profile with Shared Network Authentication
When shared key authentication is used, each wireless station is assumed to have received a secret shared key
over a secure channel that is independent from the 802.11 wireless network communications channel. Shared key
authentication requires that the client configure a static WEP or CKIP key. The client access is granted only if it
passes a challenge-based authentication. CKIP provides stronger data encryption than WEP, but not all operating
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systems and access points support it.
NOTE: While shared key would appear to be the better option for a higher level of security, a known weakness is
created by the clear text transmission of the challenge string to the client. If someone uses a software tool to
detect the challenge string, the shared authentication key can be easily reverse-engineered. Therefore, open
authentication (with data encryption) is actually more secure.
To create a profile with shared authentication:
1. Click Profiles on the WiFi connection utility main window. Or if you are acting as the administrator, open
the Administrator Tool.
2. On the Profiles list/tab, click Add to open the Create WiFi Profile General Settings.
3. Profile Name: Enter a descriptive profile name.
4. WiFi Network Name (SSID): Enter the network identifier.
5. Operating Mode: Click Network (Infrastructure). (This parameter is set to Infrastructure if you are using
the Administrator Tool.)
6. Administrator Profile Type: Select Persistent or Pre-logon/Common. (This step applies only if you are
using the Administrator Tool.)
7. Click Next to open the Security Settings.
8. Click Enterprise Security.
9. Network Authentication: Select Shared. Shared authentication is accomplished with a pre-configured WEP
key.
10. Data Encryption: Select None, WEP (64-bit or 128-bit), or CKIP (64-bit or 128-bit).
11. Enable 802.1X: Disabled.
12. Encryption Level: 64-bit or 128-bit: When switching between 64-bit and 128-bit encryption, the previous
settings are erased and a new key must be entered.
13. Key Index: Select 1, 2, 3, or 4. Change the Key Index to specify up to four passwords.
14. Wireless Security Password (Encryption Key): Enter the wireless network password (Encryption Key).
This password is the same value used by the wireless access point or router. Contact your administrator for
this password.
Pass phrase (64-bit): Enter five (5) alphanumeric characters, 0-9, a-z or A-Z.
Hex key (64-bit): Enter 10 hexadecimal characters, 0-9, A-F.
Pass phrase (128-bit): Enter 13 alphanumeric characters, 0-9, a-z or A-Z.
Hex key (128-bit): Enter 26 hexadecimal characters, 0-9, A-F.
Create a Profile with WPA-Personal or WPA2-Personal Network
Authentication
Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA) is a security enhancement that strongly increases the level of data protection and
access control to a wireless network. WPA-Personal enforces key-exchange and only works with dynamic
encryption keys. If your wireless access point or router supports WPA-Personal or WPA2-Personal, then you should
enable it on the access point and provide a long, strong password. For personal or home networks without a
RADIUS or AAA server, use Wi-Fi Protected Access Personal.
WPA-Personal: A wireless security method that provides strong data protection and prevents unauthorized
network access for small networks. It uses Temporal Key Integrity Protocol (TKIP) or AES-CCMP encryption
and protects against unauthorized network access through the use of a pre-shared key (PSK).
WPA2-Personal: A follow-on wireless security method to WPA that provides stronger data protection and
prevents unauthorized network access for small networks.
NOTE: WPA-Personal and WPA2-Personal are interoperable.
Some security solutions may not be supported by your computer's operating system and may require additional
software or certain hardware as well as wireless LAN infrastructure support. Check with your computer
manufacturer for details.
To add a profile with WPA-Personal or WPA2-Personal network authentication:
1. Click Profiles on the WiFi connection utility main window. Or if you are acting as the administrator, open
the Administrator Tool.
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On the Profiles list/tab, click Add to open the Create WiFi Profile General Settings.
Profile Name: Enter a descriptive profile name.
WiFi Network Name (SSID): Enter the network identifier.
Operating Mode: Click Network (Infrastructure). (This parameter is set to Infrastructure if you are using
the Administrator Tool.)
Administrator Profile Type: Select Persistent or Pre-logon/Common. (This step applies only if you are
using the Administrator Tool.)
Click Next to open the Security Settings.
Click Enterprise Security.
Network Authentication: Select WPA-Personal or WPA2-Personal. See Security Overview.
Data Encryption: Select either TKIP or AES-CCMP.
Password: Enter a text phrase from 8 to 63 characters. The longer the password, the stronger the security
of the wireless network. The same password entered into an access points needs to be used on this
computer and all other wireless devices that access the wireless network.
Create a Profile with WPA-Enterprise or WPA2-Enterprise Network
Authentication
WPA2-Enterprise requires an authentication server.
WPA-Enterprise: A wireless security method that provides strong data protection for multiple users and
large managed networks. It uses the 802.1X authentication framework with TKIP or AES-CCMP encryption
and prevents unauthorized network access by verifying network users through an authentication server.
WPA2-Enterprise: The follow-on wireless security method to WPA that provides stronger data protection
for multiple users and large managed networks. It prevents unauthorized network access by verifying
network users through an authentication server.
NOTE: WPA-Enterprise and WPA2-Enterprise are interoperable.
To add a profile that uses WPA-Enterprise or WPA2-Enterprise authentication:
1. Obtain a user name and password on the RADIUS server from your administrator.
2. Certain Authentication Types require that you obtain and install a client certificate. See Create a Profile with
TLS authentication or consult your administrator.
3. Click Profiles on the WiFi connection utility main window. Or if you are acting as the administrator, open
the Administrator Tool.
4. On the Profiles list, click Add to open the Create WiFi Profile General Settings.
5. Profile Name: Enter a descriptive profile name.
6. WiFi Network Name (SSID): Enter the network identifier.
7. Operating Mode: Click Network (Infrastructure). (This parameter is set to Infrastructure if you are using
the Administrator Tool.)
8. Administrator Profile Type: Select Persistent or Pre-logon/Common. (This step applies only if you are
using the Administrator Tool.)
9. Click Next to open the Security Settings.
10. Click Enterprise Security.
11. Network Authentication: Select WPA-Enterprise or WPA2-Enterprise.
12. Data Encryption: Select either TKIP or AES-CCMP.
13. Enable 802.1X: Selected by default.
14. Authentication Type: Select one of the following: EAP-SIM, LEAP, TLS, TTLS, PEAP, or EAP-FAST.
Configure Network Profiles with 802.1X Authentication Types
Create a Profile with WEP Data Encryption and EAP-SIM Network
Authentication
EAP-SIM uses a dynamic session-based WEP key, which is derived from the client adapter and RADIUS server, to
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encrypt data. EAP-SIM requires you to enter a user verification code, or PIN, for communication with the
Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card. A SIM card is a special smart card that is used by Global System for Mobile
Communications (GSM) based digital cellular networks.
Profile Mapping
This profile will be exported differently to clients running Windows* XP compared clients running to Windows
Vista* and Windows* 7. See EAP-SIM Profile Mapping for more information.
To add a profile with EAP-SIM authentication:
1. Click Profiles on the WiFi connection utility main window. Or if you are acting as the administrator, open
the Administrator Tool.
2. On the Profiles list, click Add to open the Create WiFi Profile General Settings.
3. Profile Name: Enter a profile name.
4. WiFi Network Name (SSID): Enter the network identifier.
5. Operating Mode: Click Network (Infrastructure). (This parameter is set to Infrastructure if you are using
the Administrator Tool.)
6. Administrator Profile Type: Select Persistent or Pre-logon/Common. (This step applies only if you are
using the Administrator Tool.)
7. Click Next to open the Security Settings.
8. Click Enterprise Security.
9. Network Authentication: Select Open (Recommended).
10. Data Encryption: Select WEP.
11. Click Enable 802.1X.
12. Authentication Type: Select EAP-SIM.
EAP-SIM authentication can be used with:
Network Authentication types: Open, Shared, WPA-Enterprise and WPA2-Enterprise
Data Encryption types: None, WEP, TKIP, AES-CCMP and CKIP
EAP-SIM User (optional)
1. Click Specify user name (identity):
2. At User Name: Enter the user name assigned to the SIM card.
3. Click OK.
Create a Windows* XP Profile with EAP-AKA Network Authentication
EAP-AKA (Extensible Authentication Protocol Method for UMTS Authentication and Key Agreement) is an EAP
mechanism for authentication and session key distribution, using the Universal Mobile Telecommunications System
(UMTS) Subscriber Identity Module (USIM). The USIM card is a special smart card used with cellular networks to
validate a given user with the network.
EAP-AKA authentication can be used with:
Network Authentication: Open, WPA-Enterprise and WPA2-Enterprise
Data Encryption: WEP or CKIP for Open authentication, TKIP or AES-CCMP for Enterprise authentication.
Profile Mapping
This profile will be exported differently to clients running Windows* XP as compared to Windows Vista* and
Windows* 7. See EAP-AKA Profile Mapping for more information.
To add a profile with EAP-AKA authentication:
1. Click Profiles on the WiFi connection utility main window. Or if you are acting as the administrator, open
the Administrator Tool.
2. On the Profiles list, click Add to open the Create WiFi Profile General Settings.
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3. Profile Name: Enter a profile name.
4. WiFi Network Name (SSID): Enter the network identifier.
5. Operating Mode: Click Network (Infrastructure). (This parameter is set to Infrastructure if you are using
the Administrator Tool.)
6. Administrator Profile Type: Select Persistent or Pre-logon/Common. (This step applies only if you are
using the Administrator Tool.)
7. Click Next to open the Security Settings.
8. Click Enterprise Security.
9. Network Authentication: Select Open, WPA-Enterprise, or WPA2-Enterprise.
10. Data Encryption: Select WEP or CKIP for Open authentication, TKIP or AES-CCMP for Enterprise
authentication.
11. Click Enable 802.1X if it is not already selected.
12. Authentication Type: Select EAP-AKA.
EAP-AKA User (optional)
1. Click Specify user name (identity):
2. At User Name: Enter the user name assigned to the USIM card.
3. Click OK.
Create a Profile with TLS Network Authentication
These settings define the protocol and the credentials used to authenticate a user. Transport Layer Security (TLS)
authentication is a two-way authentication method that exclusively uses digital certificates to verify the identity of
a client and a server.
Profile Mapping
This profile will be exported differently to clients running Windows* XP as compared to Windows Vista* and
Windows* 7. See TLS Profile Mapping for more information.
To Create a Profile with TLS Authentication
1. Click Profiles on the WiFi connection utility main window. Or if you are acting as the administrator, open
the Administrator Tool.
2. On the Profiles list, click Add to open the Create WiFi Profile General Settings.
3. Profile Name: Enter a descriptive profile name.
4. WiFi Network Name (SSID): Enter the network identifier.
5. Operating Mode: Click Network (Infrastructure). (This parameter is set to Infrastructure if you are using
the Administrator Tool.)
6. Administrator Profile Type: Select Persistent or Pre-logon/Common. (This step applies only if you are
using the Administrator Tool.)
7. Click Next to open the Security Settings.
8. Click Enterprise Security.
9. Network Authentication: Select WPA-Enterprise or WPA2-Enterprise (Recommended).
10. Data Encryption: Select AES-CCMP (Recommended).
11. Enable 802.1X: Selected by default.
12. Authentication Type: Select TLS to be used with this connection.
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Step 1 of 2: TLS User
1. Obtain and install a client certificate. See Create a Profile with TLS authentication or consult your system
administrator.
2. Select one of the following to obtain a certificate: Use my smart card, Use the certificate issued to this
computer, or Use a user certificate on this computer.
3. Click Next to open the TLS Server settings.
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Step 2 of 2: TLS Server
1. Select one of the following credential retrieval methods: Validate Server Certificate or Specify Server or
Certificate Name.
2. Click OK. The profile is added to the Profiles list.
3. Click the new profile at the end of the Profiles list. Use the up and down arrows to change the priority of the
new profile.
4. Click Connect to connect to the selected wireless network.
5. Click OK to close the utility.
Create a Profile with TTLS Network Authentication
TTLS authentication: These settings define the protocol and credentials used to authenticate a user. The client
uses EAP-TLS to validate the server and create a TLS-encrypted channel between the client and server. The client
can use another authentication protocol. Typically, password-based protocols challenge over a non-exposed TLS
encrypted channel.
Profile Mapping
This profile will be exported differently to clients running Windows* XP as compared to Windows Vista* and
Windows* 7. See TTLS Profile Mapping for more information.
To Create a Profile with TTLS Authentication
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1. Click Profiles on the WiFi connection utility main window. Or if you are acting as the administrator, open
the Administrator Tool.
2. On the Profiles list, click Add to open the Create WiFi Profile General Settings.
3. Profile Name: Enter a descriptive profile name.
4. WiFi Network Name (SSID): Enter the network identifier.
5. Operating Mode: Click Network (Infrastructure). (This parameter is set to Infrastructure if you are using
the Administrator Tool.)
6. Administrator Profile Type: Select Persistent or Pre-logon/Common. (This step applies only if you are
using the Administrator Tool.
7. Click Next to open the Security Settings.
8. Click Enterprise Security.
9. Network Authentication: Select WPA-Enterprise or WPA2-Enterprise (Recommended).
10. Data Encryption: Select TKIP or AES-CCMP (Recommended).
11. Enable 802.1X: Selected by default.
12. Authentication Type: Select TTLS to be used with this connection.
Step 1 of 2: TTLS User
1. Authentication Protocol: This parameter specifies the authentication protocol operating over the TTLS
tunnel. The protocols are: PAP (Default), CHAP, MS-CHAP and MS-CHAP-V2. See Security Overview for more
information.
2. User Credentials: For PAP, CHAP, MS-CHAP, and MS-CHAP-V2 protocols, select one of these authentication
methods: Use Windows logon, Prompt each time I connect, or Use the following.
3. Roaming Identity: A Roaming Identity may be populated in this field or you can use
%domain%\%username% as the default format for entering a roaming identity.
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When 802.1X Microsoft IAS RADIUS is used as an authentication server, the server authenticates the
device using the Roaming Identity from Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software, and ignores the
Authentication Protocol MS-CHAP-V2 user name. Microsoft IAS RADIUS accepts only a valid user
name (dotNet user) for the Roaming Identity. For all other authentication servers, the Roaming
Identity is optional. Therefore, it is recommended to use the desired realm (for example,
anonymous@myrealm) for the Roaming Identity rather than a true identity.
4. Click Next to access the TTLS Server settings.
Step 2 of 2: TTLS Server
1. Select one of the following credential retrieval methods: Validate Server Certificate or Specify Server or
Certificate Name.
2. Click OK to save the setting and close the page.
Create a Profile with PEAP Network Authentication
PEAP authentication: PEAP settings are required for the authentication of the client to the authentication server.
The client uses EAP-TLS to validate the server and create a TLS-encrypted channel between client and server. The
client can use another EAP mechanism, such as Microsoft Challenge Authentication Protocol (MS-CHAP) Version 2,
over this encrypted channel to enable server validation. The challenge and response packets are sent over a nonexposed TLS encrypted channel. The following example describes how to use WPA with AES-CCMP or TKIP
encryption with PEAP authentication.
Profile Mapping
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This profile will be exported differently to clients running Windows* XP as compared to Windows Vista* and
Windows* 7. See PEAP Profile Mapping for more information.
To Create a Profile with PEAP Authentication
Obtain and install a client certificate. See Create a Windows* XP Profile for TLS authentication or consult your
administrator.
1. Click Profiles on the WiFi connection utility main window. Or if you are acting as the administrator, open
the Administrator Tool.
2. On the Profiles list, click Add to open the Create WiFi Profile General Settings.
3. Profile Name: Enter a descriptive profile name.
4. WiFi Network Name (SSID): Enter the network identifier.
5. Operating Mode: Click Network (Infrastructure). (This parameter is set to Infrastructure if you are using
the Administrator Tool.)
6. Administrator Profile Type: Select Persistent or Pre-logon/Common. (This step applies only if you are
using the Administrator Tool.
7. Click Next to open the Security Settings.
8. Click Enterprise Security.
9. Network Authentication: Select WPA-Enterprise or WPA2-Enterprise (Recommended).
10. Data Encryption: Select one of the following: AES-CCMP is recommended.
11. Enable 802.1X: Selected by default.
12. Authentication Type: Select PEAP to be used with this connection.
Step 1 of 2: PEAP User
PEAP relies on Transport Layer Security (TLS) to allow unencrypted authentication types such as EAP-Generic
Token Card (GTC) and One-Time Password (OTP) support.
1. Authentication Protocol: Select either GTC, MS-CHAP-V2 (Default), or TLS. See Authentication Protocols.
2. User Credentials: Following are available options for User Credentials. The available credentials may not
match those listed here, depending on whether you are creating a profile on Windows* XP, or are creating
an IT Administrator profile for Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows* 7. More information is provided
later in this section.
For GTC, User Credentials can be set to Use Windows logon, or Prompt each time I connect or Use the
following, (which requires the Use Name, Domain, and Password). Available options will also differ
depending on this whether is a Persistent or non-Persistent profile (selected on the General Settings
window for Administrator profiles).
For MS-CHAP-V2, User Credentials can be set to Use Windows logon, or Prompt each time I connect or
Use the following, (which requires the Use Name, Domain, and Password). Available options will also
differ depending on this whether is a Persistent or non-Persistent profile (selected on the General
Settings window for Administrator profiles). For Persistent IT Administrator profiles, you can set User
Credentials to Use the following or Use secured password. The secured password uses machine
credentials and is not tied to any specific user.
For TLS, for a single user profile in Windows* XP, User Credentials can be set to Use Windows logon,
or Prompt each time I connect or Use the following, (which requires the Use Name, Domain, and
Password). For non-persistent administrator profiles, (deselected on the General Settings window), you
can choose one of the following: Use my smart card, Use the certificate issued to this computer, or
Use a user certificate on this computer. For Persistent IT Administrator profiles, User Credentials can
be set to Use the certificate issued to this computer.
3. Roaming Identity: A Roaming Identity may be populated in this field or you can use
%domain%\%username% as the default format for entering a roaming identity.
When 802.1X Microsoft IAS RADIUS is used as an authentication server, the server authenticates the
device using the Roaming Identity from Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software, and ignores the
Authentication Protocol MS-CHAP-V2 user name. Microsoft IAS RADIUS accepts only a valid user
name (dotNet user) for the Roaming Identity. For all other authentication servers, the Roaming
Identity is optional. Therefore, it is recommended to use the desired realm (for example,
anonymous@myrealm) for the Roaming Identity rather than a true identity.
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Configure Roaming Identity to Support Multiple Users:
If you use a Pre-logon/Common profile that requires the roaming identity to be based on the Windows
logon credentials, the creator of the profile can add a roaming identity that uses %username% and
%domain%. The roaming identity is parsed and the appropriate log on information is substituted for
the keywords. This allows maximum flexibility in configuring the roaming identity while allowing
multiple users to share the profile.
Please see your authentication server user guide for directions about how to format a suitable roaming
identity. Possible formats are:
%domain%\%user_name%
%user_name%@%domain%
%user_name%@%domain%.com
%user_name%@mynetwork.com
If Roaming Identity is blank, %domain%\%username% is the default.
Notes about the credentials: This user name and domain must match the user name that is set in
the authentication server by the administrator prior to client authentication. The user name is casesensitive. This name specifies the identity supplied to the authenticator by the authentication protocol
operating over the TLS tunnel. This user identity is securely transmitted to the server only after an
encrypted channel has been verified and established.
Authentication Protocols
This parameter specifies the authentication protocols that can operate over the TTLS tunnel. Next are instructions
on how to configure a profile that uses PEAP authentication with GTC, MS-CHAP-V2 (Default), or TLS
authentication protocols. The User Credentials selected are examples.
Generic Token Card (GTC)
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To configure a one-time password:
1. Authentication Protocol: Select GTC (Generic Token Card).
2. User Credentials: Select Prompt each time I connect. (This choice is only available if you are creating a
personal profile on a Windows* XP machine. Not available for IT profiles.)
3. On connection prompt for: Select one of the following:
Name
Description
Static Password
On connection, enter the user credentials.
One-time password (OTP) Obtain the password from a hardware token device.
PIN (Soft Token)
Obtain the password from a soft token program.
NOTE: The Prompt each time I connect option is unavailable if an Administrator has cleared the
Cache Credentials setting in the Administrator Tool. See Administrator Application Settings for more
information.
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Click OK.
Select the profile on the WiFi Networks list.
Click Connect. When prompted, enter the user name, domain and OTP.
Click OK. You are asked to verify your log in information.
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MS-CHAP-V2: This parameter specifies the authentication protocol operating over the PEAP tunnel.
1. User Credentials: Select one of the following options: Use Windows logon, Prompt each time I connect, or
Use the following. For Persistent profiles, the options are Use the following or Use secured password.
2. Click Next to open the PEAP Server settings.
TLS: Transport Layer Security authentication is a two-way authentication method that exclusively uses digital
certificates to verify the identity of a client and a server.
1. Obtain and install a client certificate. See Create a Windows* XP Profile for TLS authentication or consult
your system administrator.
2. Select one of the following to obtain a certificate: Use my smart card, Use the certificate issued to this
computer, or Use a user certificate on this computer. If this is a Persistent, Administrator profile, only Use
the certificate issued to this computer is available.
3. Click Next to open the PEAP Server settings.
Step 2 of 2: PEAP Server
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1. Select one of the following credential retrieval methods: Validate Server Certificate or Specify Server or
Certificate Name.
2. Click OK. The profile is added to the Profiles list.
3. Click the new profile at the end of the Profiles list. Use the up and down arrows to change the priority of the
new profile.
4. Click Connect to connect to the selected wireless network.
If you did not select Use Windows logon on the Security Settings page and also did not configure
user credentials, no credentials are saved for this profile. Please enter your credentials to authenticate
to the network.
5. Click OK to close the utility.
Create a Profile with LEAP Network Authentication
Cisco LEAP (Light Extensible Authentication Protocol) is an 802.1X authentication type that supports strong mutual
authentication between the client and a RADIUS server. The LEAP profiles settings include LEAP, CKIP with Rogue
access point detection integration.
Profile Mapping
This profile will be exported differently to clients running Windows* XP as compared to Windows Vista* and
Windows* 7. See LEAP Profile Mapping for more information.
To Create a Profile with LEAP Authentication
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1. Click Profiles on the WiFi connection utility main window. Or if you are acting as the administrator, open
the Administrator Tool.
2. On the Profiles list, click Add. The Create WiFi Profile General Settings opens.
3. Profile Name: Enter a descriptive profile name.
4. WiFi Network Name (SSID): Enter the network identifier.
5. Operating Mode: Click Network (Infrastructure). (This parameter is set to Infrastructure if you are using
the Administrator Tool.)
6. Administrator Profile Type: Select Persistent or Pre-logon/Common. (This step applies only if you are
using the Administrator Tool.
7. Click Next to open the Security Settings.
8. Click Enterprise Security.
9. Network Authentication: Select WPA-Enterprise or WPA2-Enterprise (Recommended).
10. Data Encryption: AES-CCMP is recommended.
11. Enable 802.1X: Selected by default.
12. Authentication Type: Select LEAP to be used with this connection.
13. Click Cisco Options.
14. Click Enable Cisco Compatible Extensions to enable Cisco Compatible Extensions (CCX) security (Allow Fast
Roaming (CCKM), Enable Radio Management Support, and Enable Mixed Cells Mode).
15. Click Enable Radio Management Support to detect rogue access points.
16. Click OK to return to the Security Settings.
LEAP User:
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1. Select one of the following authentication methods listed next. If under Administrator Profile Type you
selected Persistent (with or without selecting Pre-logon/Common), then only Use the following user name
and password is available. If you only selected Pre-logon/Common, then the following three
authentication methods are available.
Use the Windows logon user name and password
Prompt for the user name and password
Use the following user name and password
2. Click OK to save the setting and close the page.
Create a Profile with EAP-FAST Network Authentication
In Cisco Compatible Extensions, Version 3 (CCXv3), Cisco added support for EAP-FAST (Extensible Authentication
Protocol-Flexible Authentication via Secure Tunneling), which uses protected access credentials (PACs) to establish
an authenticated tunnel between a client and a server. Cisco Compatible Extensions, Version 4 (CCXv4) improves
the provisioning methods for enhanced security and provides innovations for enhanced security, mobility, quality of
service, and network management.
Profile Mapping
This profile will be exported differently to clients running Windows* XP as compared to Windows Vista* and
Windows* 7. See EAP-FAST Profile Mapping for more information.
To Create a Profile with EAP-FAST Authentication using Cisco Compatible Extensions,
version 3 (CCXv3)
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1. Click Profiles on the WiFi connection utility main window. Or if you are acting as the administrator, open
the Administrator Tool.
2. On the Profiles list, click Add to open the Create WiFi Profile General Settings.
3. WiFi Network Name (SSID): Enter the network identifier.
4. Profile Name: Enter a descriptive profile name.
5. Operating Mode: Click Network (Infrastructure). (This parameter is set to Infrastructure if you are using
the Administrator Tool.)
6. Administrator Profile Type: Select Persistent or Pre-logon/Common. (This step applies only if you are
using the Administrator Tool.
7. Click Next to open the Security Settings.
8. Click Enterprise Security.
9. Network Authentication: Select WPA-Enterprise or WPA2-Enterprise (Recommended).
10. Data Encryption: AES-CCMP is recommended.
11. Enable 802.1X: Selected by default.
12. Authentication Type: Select EAP-FAST to be used with this connection.
NOTE: If CCXv4 Application Setting was not installed through an Administrator Package, only EAPFAST User Settings are available for configuration. See EAP-FAST User Settings.
Step 1 of 2: EAP-FAST Provisioning
1. Click Disable EAP-FAST Enhancements (CCXv4) to allow provisioning inside a server-unauthenticated TLS
tunnel (Unauthenticated-TLS-Server Provisioning Mode).
2. Click Select server to view any unauthenticated PACs that have already been provisioned and reside on this
computer. (This option is not available for Administrator profiles. It is only available for user profiles on
machines running Windows* XP.)
NOTE: If the provisioned PAC is valid, the WiFi connection utility does not prompt the user for
acceptance of the PAC. If the PAC is invalid, WiFi connection utility fails the provisioning automatically.
A status message is displayed in the Wireless Event Viewer that an administrator can review on the
user's computer.
3. To import a PAC: (This option is not available for Administrator profiles. It is only available for user profiles
on machines running Windows* XP.)
1. Click Select server to open the Protected Access Credentials (PAC) list.
2. Click Import to import a PAC that resides on this computer or a server.
3. Select the PAC and click Open.
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4. Enter the PAC password (optional).
5. Click OK to close this page. The selected PAC is added to PAC list.
4. Click Next to select the credential retrieval method or click OK to save the EAP-FAST settings and return to
the Profiles list. The PAC is used for this wireless profile.
Step 2 of 2: EAP-FAST Additional Information
To perform client authentication in the established tunnel, a client sends a user name and password to
authenticate and establish client authorization policy.
1. Click User Credentials to select one of the following credentials retrieval method: Use Windows logon,
Prompt each time I connect, or Use the following.
2. Click OK to save the settings and close the page. Server verification is not required.
To Create a Profile with EAP-FAST Authentication using Cisco Compatible Extensions,
version 4 (CCXv4)
1. Click Profiles on the WiFi connection utility main window. Or if you are acting as the administrator, open
the Administrator Tool.
2. On the Profiles list, click Add to open the Create WiFi Profile General Settings.
3. WiFi Network Name (SSID): Enter the network identifier.
4. Profile Name: Enter a descriptive profile name.
5. Operating Mode: Click Network (Infrastructure). (This parameter is set to Infrastructure if you are using
the Administrator Tool.)
6. Administrator Profile Type: Select Persistent or Pre-logon/Common. (This step applies only if you are
using the Administrator Tool.
7. Click Next to open the Security Settings.
8. Click Enterprise Security.
9. Network Authentication: Select WPA-Enterprise or WPA2-Enterprise (Recommended).
10. Data Encryption: AES-CCMP is recommended.
11. Enable 802.1X: Selected.
12. Authentication Type: Select EAP-FAST to be used with this connection.
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Step 1 of 3: EAP-FAST Provisioning
With CCXv4, EAP-FAST supports two modes for provisioning:
Server-Authenticated Mode: Provisioning inside a server authenticated TLS tunnel.
Server-Unauthenticated Mode: Provisioning inside an unauthenticated TLS tunnel.
NOTE: Server-Authenticated Mode provides significant security advantages over Server-Unauthenticated Mode
even when EAP-MS-CHAP-V2 is being used as an inner method. This mode protects the EAP-MS-CHAP-V2
exchanges from potential Man-in-the-Middle attacks by verifying the server’s authenticity before exchanging MSCHAP-V2. Therefore, Server-Authenticated Mode is preferred whenever it is possible. EAP-FAST peer must use
Server-Authenticated Mode whenever a certificate or public key is available to authenticate the server and ensure
the best security practices.
Provisioning of Protected Access Credentials (PAC):
EAP-FAST uses a PAC key to protect the user credentials that are exchanged. All EAP-FAST authenticators are
identified by an authority identity (A-ID). The local authenticator sends its A-ID to an authenticating client, and
the client checks its database for a matching A-ID. If the client does not recognize the A-ID, it requests a new
PAC.
NOTE: If the provisioned Protected Access Credential (PAC) is valid, the WiFi connection utility does not prompt
the user for acceptance of the PAC. If the PAC is invalid, the WiFi connection utility fails the provisioning
automatically. A status message is displayed in the Wireless Event Viewer that an administrator can review on the
user's computer.
1. Verify that Disable EAP-FAST Enhancements (CCXv4) is not selected. Allow unauthenticated
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provisioning and Allow authenticated provisioning are selected by default. Once a PAC is selected from
the Default Server, you can deselect any of these provisioning methods.
2. Default Server: None is selected as the default. Click Select Server to select a PAC from the default PAC
authority server or select a server from the Server group list. The EAP-FAST Default Server (PAC Authority)
selection page opens.
NOTE: Server groups are only listed if you have installed an Administrator Package that contains EAPFAST Authority ID (A-ID) Group settings.
PAC distribution can also be completed manually (out-of-band). Manual provisioning enables you to
create a PAC for a user on an ACS server and then import it into a user's computer. A PAC file can be
protected with a password, which the user needs to enter during a PAC import.
3. To import a PAC:
1. Click Import to import a PAC from the PAC server.
2. Click Open.
3. Enter the PAC password (optional).
4. Click OK closes this page. The selected PAC is used for this wireless profile.
EAP-FAST CCXv4 enables support for the provisioning of other credentials beyond the PAC currently provisioned
for tunnel establishment. The credential types supported include trusted CA certificate, machine credentials for
machine authentication, and temporary user credentials used to bypass user authentication.
Use a certificate (TLS Authentication)
1. Click Use a certificate (TLS Authentication)
2. Click Identity Protection when the tunnel is protected.
3. Select one of the following to obtain a certificate: Use my smart card, Use the certificate issued to this
computer, or Use a user certificate on this computer.
4. User Name: Enter the user name assigned to the user certificate.
5. Click Next.
Step 2 of 3: EAP-FAST Additional Information
If you selected Use a certificate (TLS Authentication) and Use a user certificate on this computer, click
Next (no roaming identity is required) and proceed to Step 3 to configure EAP-FAST Server certificate settings. If
you do not need to configure EAP-FAST server settings, click OK to save your settings and return to the Profiles
page.
If you selected to Use my smart card, add the roaming identity, if required. Click OK to save your settings and
return to the Profiles page.
If you did not select Use a certificate (TLS Authentication), click Next to select an Authentication Protocol.
CCXv4 permits additional credentials or TLS cipher suites to establish the tunnel.
Authentication Protocol: Select either GTC, or MS-CHAP-V2 (Default).
Generic Token Card (GTC)
GTC may be used with Server-Authenticated Mode. This enable peers using other user databases as Lightweight
Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) and one-time password (OTP) technology to be provisioned in-band. However,
the replacement may only be achieved when used with the TLS cipher suites that ensure server authentication.
To configure a one-time password:
1. Authentication Protocol: Select GTC (Generic Token Card).
2. User Credentials: Select Prompt each time I connect.
3. On connection prompt for: Select one of the following:
Name
Description
Static Password
On connection, enter the user credentials.
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One-time password (OTP) Obtain the password from a hardware token device.
PIN (Soft Token)
4.
5.
6.
7.
Obtain the password from a soft token program.
Click OK.
Select the profile on the WiFi Networks list.
Click Connect. When prompted, enter the user name, domain and one-time password (OTP).
Click OK.
MS-CHAP-V2. This parameter specifies the authentication protocol operating over the PEAP tunnel.
1. Authentication Protocol: Select MS-CHAP-V2.
2. Select the user credentials: Use Windows logon, Prompt each time I connect, or Use the following.
3. Roaming Identity: A Roaming Identity may be populated in this field or you can use
%domain%\%username% as the default format for entering a roaming identity.
When 802.1X Microsoft IAS RADIUS is used as an authentication server, the server authenticates the
device using the Roaming Identity from Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software, and ignores the
Authentication Protocol MS-CHAP-V2 user name. Microsoft IAS RADIUS accepts only a valid user
name (dotNet user) for the Roaming Identity. For all other authentication servers, the Roaming
Identity is optional. Therefore, it is recommended to use the desired realm (for example,
anonymous@myrealm) for the Roaming Identity rather than a true identity.
Step 3 of 3: EAP-FAST Server
Authenticated-TLS-Server Provisioning Mode is supported using a trusted CA certificate, a self-signed server
certificate, or server public keys and GTC as the inner EAP method.
1. Select one of the following credential retrieval methods: Validate Server Certificate or Specify Server or
Certificate Name.
2. Click OK to close the security settings.
EAP-FAST User Settings
NOTE: If an Administrator Package to be exported to a user's computer does not include the Enable CCXv4
Administrator Tool Application Setting, only EAP-FAST User Settings will be available for configuration.
To set up a client with EAP-FAST authentication:
1. Click Profiles on the WiFi connection utility main window. Or if you are acting as the administrator, open
the Administrator Tool.
2. On the Profile page, click Add to open the Create WiFi Profile General Settings.
3. WiFi Network Name (SSID): Enter the network identifier.
4. Profile Name: Enter a descriptive profile name.
5. Operating Mode: Click Network (Infrastructure). (This parameter is set to Infrastructure if you are using
the Administrator Tool.)
6. Administrator Profile Type: Select Persistent or Pre-logon/Common. (This step applies only if you are
using the Administrator Tool.
7. Click Next to open the Security Settings.
8. Click Enterprise Security.
9. Network Authentication: Select WPA-Enterprise or WPA2-Enterprise.
10. Data Encryption: Select one of the following:
TKIP provides per-packet key mixing, a message integrity check and a rekeying mechanism.
AES-CCMP (Advanced Encryption Standard - Counter CBC-MAC Protocol) is used as the data
encryption method whenever strong data protection is important. AES-CCMP is recommended.
11. Enable 802.1X: Selected.
12. Authentication Type: Select EAP-FAST to be used with this connection.
13. Click Cisco Options to select Allow Fast Roaming (CCKM), which enables the client WiFi adapter for fast
secure roaming.
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EAP-FAST uses a PAC key to protect the user credentials that are exchanged. All EAP-FAST authenticators are
identified by an authority identity (A-ID). The local authenticator sends its A-ID to an authenticating client, and
the client checks its database for a matching A-ID. If the client does not recognize the A-ID, it requests a new
PAC.
NOTE: If the provisioned Protected Access Credential (PAC) is valid, the WiFi connection utility does not prompt
the user for acceptance of the PAC. If the PAC is invalid, the WiFi connection utility fails the provisioning
automatically. A status message is displayed in the Wireless Event Viewer that an administrator can review on the
user's computer.
1. Leave unchecked Disable EAP-FAST Enhancements (CCXv4).
2. Allow authenticated provisioning and Allow unauthenticated provisioning are both checked.
3. Default Server: None selected is the default. Click Select Server to select a PAC from the default PAC
authority server. The Protected Access Credentials selection page opens.
NOTE: Server groups are only listed if you have installed an Administrator Package that contains EAPFAST Authority ID (A-ID) Group settings.
PAC distribution can also be completed manually (out-of-band). Manual provisioning lets you create a
PAC for a user on an ACS server and then import it into a user's computer. A PAC file can be protected
with a password, which the user needs to enter during a PAC import.
4. To import a PAC:
1. Click Import to import a PAC from the PAC server.
2. Click Open.
3. Enter the PAC password (optional).
4. Click OK to close this page. The selected PAC is used for this wireless profile.
5. Click Next.
6. If this is not a Pre-logon/Common profile, then click Next and jump to Step 3 of 3: EAP-FAST Server.
7. If this is a Pre-logon/Common profile, or if you are not using the Administrator Tool to create this profile,
proceed to the next step.
Step 2 of 3: EAP-FAST Additional Information
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2.
3.
4.
5.
Authentication Protocol: Select MS-CHAP-V2 or GTC
User Credentials: Select Use Windows Logon or Use the following.
If you selected Use the following, then enter the User Name, Domain, Password, and Confirm Password.
Enter the Roaming Identity: %DOMAIN%\%USERNAME
Click Next.
Step 3 of 3: EAP-FAST Server
1. Click Validate Server Certificate if desired and select the Certificate Issuer from the drop down menu. The
default selection is Any Trusted CA.
2. If desired, click Specify Server or Certificate Name and enter the name. Then click Server Name must
match the specified entry exactly or Domain name must end with the specified entry. The server
name can include all characters, including special characters.
3. Click OK.
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Exclude List Management
The Exclude list is a list of WiFi networks that you will not automatically be connected to. This feature lets you
restrict automatic access to a listed network or access point, even if you have created a profile for that WiFi
network. Use Exclude List Management to exclude entire WiFi networks (SSID).
How to Access
There are two ways to access the Exclude List Management screen:
Click Manage Exclusions at the Profiles menu, or
At the main window, select a network and click the Properties button. Then click Manage Exclusions.
NOTE: If an administrator has designated a network for exclusion, only an administrator using the Administrator
Tool may remove the network from the Exclude List. Administrators can exclude profiles from the Administrator
Tool. See Administrator Tool.
This icon on the WiFi Networks list indicates that a network has been excluded.
Exclude List Management Details
Name
Description
Network Name (SSID) of the wireless network.
Name
Radio
Displays the band if there is a DHCP error.
MAC
The MAC address of the access point, or all access points or stations in the network.
Address
Reason
The source of the exclusion, the User.
Details
Click Details to learn specific information on how the access point was excluded and how to remove it
from exclusion. Following is an example:
This network has been excluded from automatic connection for the following reasons.
User has excluded this network manually.
To make this network (or access points) eligible for automatic connection again, select it and click the
Remove button.
NOTES:
The Reset list button removes all entries except rogue and administrator excluded access points
from the list.
Rogue access points are removed from the list when a connection is made to this access point
using valid credentials.
All excluded access points in a network (other than rogue and administrator excluded) are
removed from the list when a profile for that network is applied manually.
Entries that are dimmed are excluded rogue or administrator excluded access points. Rogue or
administrator excluded access points cannot be removed from the list manually.
Add
Click the Add button to enter the network name (SSID) that you want to add to the Exclude List.
1. Network Name: Enter the network name.
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2. Click OK.
Remove Remove an entry from the list.
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2.
3.
4.
Select the entry from the list.
Click Remove.
You are asked: Do you want to remove the selected item from the Exclude List?
Click Yes to remove the profile from the list.
Reset
list
Removes all of the networks and access points from the Exclude List.
Close
Closes and saves settings.
Help?
Provides help information for this page.
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Administrator Tool Settings
These settings allow the administrator to control where profiles are placed in the Administrator's Profiles list.
How to Use
1. Open the Administrator Tool.
2. Click Tools > Settings... to open the Administrator Tool Settings.
Select Insert on top to always place Administrator profiles at the top of the Administrator Tool's
Profiles list.
Select Insert on bottom to always place Administrator profiles at the bottom the Administrator Tool's
Profiles list.
3. Click OK to close and return to the Administrator Tool.
Window Details
Name
Description
Profile Insertion: Select one of the following Insert Select to place Administrator profiles at the top of the
to place Administrator profiles within a
on top Administrator's Profiles list (Persistent, PreAdministrator's Profiles list.
logon/Common or Voice over IP profiles)
Insert Select to place Administrator profiles at the end of the
on
Administrator's Profiles list. (Persistent, Prebottom logon/Common or Voice over IP profiles)
OK
Save settings and close the page.
Cancel
Cancel settings and close the page.
Help?
Provides help information for this page.
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Intel® Wireless Troubleshooter (Tools menu)
Intel® Wireless Troubleshooter Window
How to Use Intel® Wireless Troubleshooter
Resolve Errors
The Intel® Wireless Troubleshooter is an application that can help you resolve WiFi network connection issues.
When a connection issue is detected, a desktop alert notification appears at the bottom right corner of your
desktop. Once you click the desktop alert, a diagnostic message displays the recommended steps to resolve the
connection problem. For example, if a connection problem occurred because of an invalid password, the Profile
Manager application is launched when you click a displayed hyperlink, letting you enter the correct password.
The Intel® Wireless Troubleshooter is only supported under Microsoft Windows* XP.
How to Access
At Tools menu, click Intel® Wireless Troubleshooter.
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The Intel® Wireless Troubleshooter contains two panes. The left pane displays a list of available tools. The right
pane displays the current connection issue and is divided into two sections: the error message and the
recommended action. The recommended action contains descriptions about available utilities and helps to resolve
the associated connection issue. If you click on a help link, the help text is displayed in a window. If you click on
the associated issue resolution link, a program is launched to resolve the connection issue.
Name
Description
Menu
Options
File
Wireless Event Viewer: Launches Wireless Event Viewer. Also selectable in the left pane.
Disable Notification/Enable Notification: Select to disable or enable alert notifications. Also
selectable in the left pane.
Exit: Click to exit the Intel® Wireless Troubleshooter application.
View History: Displays or removes the History data on the right panel of the Intel® Wireless
Troubleshooter.
Tools Manual Diagnostics Tool: Run diagnostic test to verify the functionality of your WiFi adapter.
See Manual Diagnostics Tool for more information.
Help Intel® Wireless Troubleshooter Help: Displays online help for the Intel® Wireless
Troubleshooter.
About: Displays version information for the Intel® Wireless Troubleshooter.
Available The date, time and error message:
Help
Description of error.
Link to resolve error (if available). See Resolve Errors next.
Link to recommended steps to resolve error.
History
Maintains a list of the last five alerts. The alerts are listed chronologically, with the most recent alert
at the top of the list.
How to Use Intel® Wireless Troubleshooter
Open the Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility. At the Tools menu, click Intel® Wireless
Troubleshooter.
Resolve Errors
Use the following recommendations to resolve detected WiFi network connection issues.
Did not receive an IP address
The ad hoc network is idle and no peers have joined the network
The ad hoc network is idle and all peers have left the network
You are connected to a network with default network name (SSID). The network or the access point may not be
configured with security
You are connected to a network that is not configured with security and there are shared folders detected in your
system
The wireless network adapter in the system is disabled
No wireless network adapter was detected in the system
No wireless network adapter driver was installed
Corrupted wireless network adapter driver
Adapter Driver is not loaded
Disconnection from an access point
If you are an advanced user or administrator, use these error messages to diagnose problems within your wireless
network profiles.
The application failed to start
No certificate found
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Authentication failed due to invalid user name
Authentication failed due to invalid user credentials
Authentication failed due to an invalid user certificate
Your certificate will expire soon
Authentication failed due to invalid server identity
Authentication failed due to invalid server credentials
Authentication failed due to an invalid server certificate
Authentication failed because the AAA server is unavailable
The AAA server rejected the EAP method
Incorrect PIN for retrieving certificate
Error occurred because the GSM adapter was unexpectedly removed
Smart Card was unexpectedly removed
Authentication failed because timer expired
An administrator profile failed to authenticate
Administrator profile failed to authenticate due to an invalid certificate
Administrator profile did not receive an IP address
Did not receive an IP address
The WiFi adapter failed to get a valid IP address. The wireless security password or encryption key does not match
the one used by the access point. Other causes are: the wireless network requires a static IP address; there is a
problem with the DHCP server; or, a general network problem.
To clear this message:
Reenter the wireless security password in the network security settings. See Personal Security.
Restart the access point, router, computer, and DSL/cable modem.
Verify the security configuration on the access point or wireless router. For assistance, contact your access
point or router manufacturer.
Contact your network administrator for help to set up your wireless connection.
The ad hoc network is idle and no peers have joined the network
If you create an ad hoc network and no peers join that ad hoc network for two minutes, this alert notifies you that
the ad hoc network is idle.
This alert notification is enabled or disabled in the Application Settings.
To clear this message:
1.
2.
3.
4.
From the Tools menu, click Application Settings.
Scroll down to locate Device to Device (ad hoc) Network Notification.
Clear Notify when no peers have joined the ad hoc network.
Click OK to save your settings and return to the WiFi connection utility main window.
The ad hoc network is idle and all peers have left the network
If you create or join an ad hoc network with other participants, this alert notifies you when any or all participants
have left the ad hoc network.
This alert notification is set in the Application Settings.
To clear this message:
1.
2.
3.
4.
From the Tools menu, click Application Settings.
Scroll down to locate Device to Device (ad hoc) Network Notification.
Clear Notify when all peers leave the ad hoc network.
Click OK to save your settings and return to the WiFi connection utility main window.
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You are connected to a network with default network name (SSID). The network or
the access point may not be configured with security
Connecting to an access point that uses a default network name (SSID) can be a security problem. This access
point usually uses all the default security and management settings (for example, Open authentication, default IP
address, user name, or password.) If this is a personal network, change the network name and security settings
to improve the security of the network.
This alert notification is enabled or disabled in the Application Settings.
To clear this message:
1.
2.
3.
4.
From the Tools menu, click Application Settings.
Scroll down to locate SSID Notification.
Clear Notify when connected to a network with the default SSID name.
Click OK to save your settings and return to the WiFi connection utility main window.
You are connected to a network that is not configured with security and there are
shared folders detected in your system
File and printer sharing enables other computers on a network to access resources on your computer. You should
be cautious when you use your wireless portable computer with file and printer sharing enabled.
If you are alerted when connecting to a wireless LAN with shared folders, you can disable this notification. See
Application Settings.
To clear this message and restore the network shared folders on disconnection:
1. From the Tools menu, click Application Settings.
2. Scroll down to locate Shared Folder Notification.
3. Select Disable this notification to maintain your current shared folder settings each time that you connect
to an open, unsecured network.
4. Click OK to save your settings and return to the WiFi connection utility main window.
The wireless network adapter in the system is disabled
Enable the WiFi adapter.
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2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
Right-click My Computer.
Select Properties.
Click Hardware.
Click Device Manager.
Double-click Network Adapters.
Right-click the Intel® PRO/Wireless adapter that is listed.
Click Enable.
Click File > Exit to close the Device Manager.
Click OK to close System Properties.
No wireless network adapter was detected in the system
The system could not detect an Intel WiFi adapter in the system. The adapter may be removed or not installed.
First verify if there is a WiFi adapter listed in the Device Manager:
1. Right-click My Computer.
2. Select Properties.
3. Click Hardware.
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4. Click Device Manager.
5. Double-click Network Adapters.
If an Intel® PRO/Wireless adapter is listed, update the driver from the Intel Corporation Support Web site at
www.intel.com/support/. If an Intel® PRO/Wireless adapter is not listed, contact your computer manufacturer.
No wireless network adapter driver was detected in the system
The system could not detect an Intel WiFi adapter in the system. You may need to update the WiFi adapter driver.
First verify if there is a WiFi adapter listed in the Device Manager:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Right-click My Computer.
Select Properties.
Click Hardware.
Click Device Manager.
Double-click Network Adapters.
If the WiFi adapter is listed:
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2.
3.
4.
5.
Go to Start > Control Panel > Add or Remove Programs.
Select Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software.
Click Change.
Select repair.
Click Next.
If these steps do not resolve the problem, download and install the latest software for the Intel wireless adapter
from the Intel Corporation Support Web site at www.intel.com/support/. If an Intel® PRO/Wireless adapter is not
listed, contact your computer manufacturer.
Corrupted wireless network adapter driver
The system detected that the network driver is corrupted. You need to update the WiFi adapter driver.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Right click the Intel® PRO/Wireless network card that is installed in your computer.
Click Update Driver. The Hardware Update Wizard is displayed.
At the Hardware Update Wizard screen, click Yes, this time only.
Click Next.
Click Install the software automatically. Or if you know where the driver is located, click Install from a
list or specified location.
If an Intel® PRO/Wireless adapter is listed, update the driver from the Intel Corporation Support Web site at
www.intel.com/support/. If an Intel® PRO/Wireless adapter is not listed, contact your computer manufacturer.
If you receive the message Cannot Continue the Hardware Update Wizard, contact the Intel Corporation
Support Web site at www.intel.com/support/.
Adapter Driver is not loaded
The system detected that the WiFi adapter driver is not loaded. You need to install/update the WiFi adapter driver.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Right click the Intel® PRO/Wireless network card that is installed in your computer.
Click Update Driver. The Hardware Update Wizard is displayed.
At the Hardware Update Wizard screen, click Yes, this time only.
Click Next.
Click Install the software automatically. Or if you know where the driver is located, click Install from a
list or specified location.
If an Intel® PRO/Wireless adapter is listed, update the driver from the Intel Corporation Support Web site at
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www.intel.com/support/. If an Intel® PRO/Wireless adapter is not listed, contact your computer manufacturer.
If you receive the message Cannot Continue the Hardware Update Wizard, contact the Intel Corporation
Support Web site at www.intel.com/support/.
Disconnection from an access point
The following error messages are displayed when the WiFi adapter is disconnected from the network access point.
Disconnect
Disconnect
Disconnect
Disconnect
Disconnect
Disconnect
Disconnect
Disconnect
Disconnect
from
from
from
from
from
from
from
from
from
access
access
access
access
access
access
access
access
access
point
point
point
point
point
point
point
point
point
due
due
due
due
due
due
due
due
due
to
to
to
to
to
to
to
to
to
failed association.
authentication failures.
TKIP Michael Integrity Check failure.
Class 2 frame non-authentication failure.
Class 3 frame non-association failure.
re-association failure.
Information Element failure.
EAPOL-Key protocol 4-way handshake failure.
802.1X authentication failure.
Recommended action:
Manually reconnect or verify network settings stored in profile then remove the access point from the Exclude list.
For example, on the WiFi connection utility main window, click Profiles to open the Profiles list. Select the profile
and click Connect.
The application failed to start
The application that you specified to start when this profile connected, could not be found. Verify the path and file
name in the Profile Wizard Advanced Settings.
To verify the path and file name:
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2.
3.
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5.
6.
7.
8.
From the WiFi connection utility main window, click Profiles.
Select the Profile.
Click Properties.
Click Advanced.
Click Application Auto Launch.
Click Enable Application Auto Launch. Verify that the file name and file location path are correct.
Click OK to close the Advanced Settings.
Click OK to close the General Settings and return to the Profiles list.
No certificate found
This error may occur if a machine certificate or a user certificate was not found in the relevant certificate store. To
resolve, perform the following steps:
1. Verify that a valid machine or user certificate is present in the machine or user certificate store, depending
on the type of profile you are using.
2. If a valid certificate is not present in the store, request a valid machine or user certificate from the domain's
Certificate Authority. Note that the computer needs to be joined to a domain in order to be eligible to get a
machine certificate from the domain's Certificate Authority.
3. Contact your Administrator for assistance.
Authentication failed due to invalid user name: Reenter user name
This authentication error can be caused by an invalid user name when using TTLS, PEAP, LEAP, EAP-SIM, or EAPAKA profiles.
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Use the following steps to resolve this error:
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3.
4.
Select the appropriate profile from the Profiles list.
Click Properties.
Click Next.
Select the appropriate 802.1X Authentication Type.
For TTLS and PEAP profiles: Select Use the following for User Credentials.
Verify the User Name information.
If Use Windows logon or Prompt each time I connect is selected, verify that the correct user
credentials information is used when you connect to the wireless network. NOTE: This option is
only available if you have the Single Sign On Pre-logon Connect component installed.
For LEAP profiles: Select Use the following user name and password and verify the user name
information. If Use Windows logon user name and password or Prompt for user name and
password is selected, make sure that the correct user credentials information is used when you
connect to the wireless network.
For EAP-SIM or EAP-AKA authentication type: Verify that the correct user name is being used under
Specify user name (identity).
5. To save the settings, click OK.
Authentication failed due to invalid user credentials: Reenter credentials
This authentication error can be caused by invalid user credentials when using TTLS, PEAP, or LEAP profiles.
Use the following steps to resolve this error:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Select the appropriate profile from the Profiles list.
Click Properties to open the General Settings.
Click Next to open the Security Settings. Enterprise Security is selected.
The 802.1X Authentication Type should be selected.
For TTLS and PEAP profiles:
if you selected Use the following for User Credentials, verify that the User Name, Domain, and
Password are correct.
if you selected Use the Windows logon or Prompt each time I connect, verify that the
correct user credentials information is used when you connect to the wireless network.
For LEAP profiles:
if you selected Use the following user name and password, verify that the User Name,
Domain, and Password are correct.
if you selected Use the Windows logon user name and password or Prompt for the user
name and password, then verify that the correct user credentials information is used when you
connect to the wireless network.
5. Click OK to save the settings.
Authentication failed due to an invalid user certificate: Select another certificate
This authentication error can be caused by an invalid user certificate.
Use the following steps to resolve this error:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Select the appropriate profile from the Profiles list.
Click Properties to open the General Settings.
Click Next to open the Security Settings. Enterprise Security is selected.
Select the appropriate Authentication Type.
For TLS User: You can select to Use the certificate issued to this computer. Or you can click Use a user
certificate on this computer. Then click Select and choose another user certificate from the list of
installed certificates.
6. Click OK.
7. Click OK to save the settings.
NOTE: Certificates: The specified identity should match who the certificate is issued to and should be registered
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on the authentication server (for example, RADIUS server) that is used by the authenticator. Your certificate must
be valid with respect to the authentication server. This requirement depends on the authentication server and
generally means that the authentication server must know the issuer of your certificate as a Certificate Authority.
You should be logged in with the same user name you used when the certificate was installed.
Your certificate will expire soon
This message applies to Windows* XP users only. This certificate you are using in your profile will expire soon.
This message does not imply connection failure, but is instead a warning intended to help you avoid connection
failure in the future. The time left from when this message is first displayed, until the certificate expires, is set by
the Administrator. Use the following steps to resolve this error:
1. In the Intel® Wireless Troubleshooter window, click on the link to update your certificate.
If you are not able to obtain a new certificate, contact your Administrator.
Administrator profile failed to authenticate due to an invalid certificate
This message applies to Windows* XP profiles only. This administrator profile failed to authenticate due to an
invalid certificate. This error can apply to machine certificates, user certificates, and smart cards. This error may
occur for one of the following reasons:
The
The
The
The
certificate
certificate
certificate
certificate
is expired.
was not found in the certificate store.
is for an invalid user.
is in the Certificate Revocation List.
The resolution of this error varies, based on the cause. To resolve this error, apply a valid certificate.
Authentication failed due to invalid server identity: Reenter server name
This authentication error can be caused by invalid server identity information.
Use the following steps to resolve this error:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Select the appropriate profile from the Profiles list.
Click Properties to open the General Settings.
Click Next to open the Security Settings. Enterprise Security is selected.
Click Next.
On this screen, if you have selected Validate Server Certificate, then under the Certificate Issuer drop down
menu, be sure you have selected the correct issuer. Or if you have selected to Specify Server or Certificate
Name, be sure that a valid server of certificate name is entered. Or if you have selected Any trusted CA, be
sure that the CA certificate is installed in the Trusted Root CA store.
6. Click OK to save the settings.
Authentication failed due to invalid server credentials: Reenter server credentials
This authentication error can be caused by an invalid server (domain) credential.
Use the following steps to resolve this error:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Select the appropriate profile from the Profiles list.
Click Properties to open the General Settings.
Click Next to open the Security Settings. Enterprise Security is selected.
Select the appropriate 802.1X Authentication Type.
For TTLS, PEAP and EAP-FAST profiles: Select Use the following for User Credentials.
Verify the Domain information.
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If Use Windows logon user name or password or Prompt for the user name and
password is selected, verify that the correct domain credentials information is used when you
connect to the wireless network. NOTE: This option is only available if you have the Single Sign
On Pre-logon Connect component installed.
For LEAP profiles: Select Use the following user name and password and verify the domain is
correct. If Prompt for the user name and password is selected, verify that the correct domain and
password information is entered when you connect to the wireless network. (Must match what appears
on the Security settings window.)
5. To save the settings, click OK.
Authentication failed due to an invalid server certificate: Select another certificate
This authentication error can be caused by an invalid server certificate.
Use the following steps to resolve this error:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Select the appropriate profile from the profiles list.
Click Properties.
Click Next to open the Security Settings. Enterprise Security is selected.
Select the appropriate 802.1X Authentication Type.
For TTLS and PEAP profiles: Verify that the correct Authentication Type is selected from the list. Click
Next to select another certificate from the list of installed certificates or specify another server or
certificate name. Click OK.
For TLS profiles: Click Select and choose another certificate from the list of installed certificates and
click OK.
5. To save the settings, click OK.
NOTE Certificates: The specified identity should match who the certificate is issued to and should be registered
on the authentication server (for example, RADIUS server) that is used by the authenticator. Your certificate must
be valid with respect to the authentication server. This requirement depends on the authentication server and
generally means that the authentication server must know the issuer of your certificate as a Certificate Authority.
You should be logged in with the same user name you used when the certificate was installed.
Authentication failed because the AAA server is unavailable
The WiFi adapter is associated to the access point, but the 802.1X authentication cannot be completed because of
a response from the authentication server.
Use the following steps to resolve this error:
1. Select the profile
2. Click Connect and attempt to associate with the network and authenticate with the server.
The AAA Server rejected the EAP method
This error occurs when the AAA Server does not accept the configured authentication.
Use the following steps to resolve this error:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Double-click the Taskbar icon to open the WiFi connection utility.
Click Profiles on the WiFi connection utility main window.
Select the associated or last-used profile from the Profiles list.
Click Properties to open the General Settings.
Click Next to open the Security Settings.
Verify that Enable 802.1X is selected.
Verify that the correct authentication type is selected.
Enter the required security information.
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9. Click OK. The profile is now reapplied. The WiFi connection utility attempts to connect to the wireless
network.
Incorrect PIN for retrieving certificate: Reenter PIN
The certificate retrieval failed because of an incorrect PIN.
Recommended action: Enter the correct PIN.
Error occurred because the GSM adapter was unexpectedly removed
This error occurs when the SIM or USIM card reader or card is not fully inserted, or is unexpectedly removed from
the laptop, while connected to EAP-SIM or EAP-AKA profile.
Use the following steps to resolve this error:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Reinsert the adapter/reader.
Double-click the Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software icon at the bottom right of the screen.
Select the associated or last-used profile from the profiles list.
Click Connect. The profile is now re-applied. The WiFi connection utility attempts to connect to the wireless
network.
Smart Card was unexpectedly removed
This error occurred because the Smart Card was unexpectedly removed.
Use the following steps to resolve this error:
1. Insert the Smart Card.
2. Select the 802.1X EAP-SIM authentication profile.
3. Click Connect to try to associate with the network.
Authentication failed because timer expired
Authentication failed because the authentication timer expired while this mobile station was authenticating. A
Rogue access point or a problem with the RADIUS server could have been the reason for the problem.
Recommended action:
If a rogue access point is suspected, consider adding this access point to the excluded access point list to
prevent the WiFi adapter from connecting to this access point in the future.
If a rogue access point is not suspected, click the profile in the Profiles list. Click Connect to associate with
the network and attempt to authenticate with the server.
An administrator profile failed to authenticate
This error occurs when the credentials in the profile are not accepted by the authenticator (for example, an access
point or AAA server). Please contact your Administrator to resolve this problem.
Administrator profile did not receive an IP address
The WiFi adapter failed to get a valid IP address. The wireless security password or encryption key does not match
the one used by the access point. Other causes are: the wireless network requires a static IP address; there is a
problem with the DHCP server; or, a general network problem.
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EAP-AKA Profile Mapping
SSO Administration Profiles using EAP-AKA authentication are mapped to Windows* XP, Windows Vista*, and
Windows* 7 clients as follows.
Client OS
Persistent Profile
Pre-login/Common
Profile (PLC)
Persistent and Prelogon/Common
Windows* XP
Not supported.
Common functionality
supported.
Pre-logon functionality not
supported.
Not supported.
Windows Vista* and
Windows* 7
IT package profile is not
applied to client.
Common functionality
supported.
Pre-logon functionality not
supported.
Not supported.
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EAP-FAST Profile Mapping
SSO Administration Profiles using EAP-FAST authentication are mapped to Windows* XP, Windows Vista*, and
Windows* 7 clients as follows.
Credentials
Client OS
CCXv4 TLS User
Certificate
Persistent
Profile
Pre-login/Common
Profile (PLC)
Persistent and Prelogon/Common
Windows* XP Not supported.
During PLC and while
logged on: Uses user
certificate.
Not supported.
Windows
Vista* and
Windows* 7
During PLC: Not
supported.
Not supported.
Not supported.
While logged on: Uses
user certificate.
CCXv4 TLS
Windows* XP After logMachine Certificate
off/reboot: Uses
machine
certificate.
Windows
Vista* and
Windows* 7
CCXv4 TLS Smart
Card
During PLC and while
logged on: Uses machine
certificate.
IT package profile During PLC: Not
is not applied to
supported.
client.
While logged on: Uses
user certificate.
During PLC, while logged on,
and after log-off/reboot: Uses
machine certificate.
During PLC: Not supported.
While logged on: Uses user
certificate.
After log-off/reboot: Uses
machine certificate.
Windows* XP Not supported.
Not supported.
Not supported.
Windows
Vista* and
Windows* 7
Not supported.
Not supported.
Not supported.
CCXv3/CCXv4 MS- Windows* XP Inner method is
During PLC and while
CHAP-V2 - Saved
not distinguished. logged on: Uses saved
Credentials
credentials.
Windows
Vista* and
Windows* 7
During PLC, while logged on,
and after log-off/reboot: Uses
saved credentials.
IT package profile During PLC and while
is not applied to
logged on: Uses saved
client.
credentials.
During PLC and while logged
on: Uses saved credentials.
CCXv3/CCXv4 MS- Windows* XP Inner method is
During PLC and while
CHAP-V2 - Prompt
not distinguished. logged on: Prompts for
credentials.
During PLC, while logged on,
and after log-off/reboot:
Prompts for credentials.
Windows
Vista* and
Windows* 7
IT package profile During PLC and while
is not applied to
logged on: Prompts for
client.
credentials.
After log-off/reboot: Uses
machine credentials.
During PLC and while logged
on: Prompts for credentials.
After log-off/reboot: Uses
machine credentials.
CCXv3/CCXv4 MS- Windows* XP Inner method is
During PLC and while
During PLC and while logged
CHAP-V2 not distinguished. logged on: Uses
on: Uses Windows* XP
Windows Login
Windows* XP credentials. credentials.
After log-off/reboot: Uses
machine credentials.
Windows
IT package profile During PLC and while
During PLC and while logged
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Vista* and
Windows* 7
is not applied to
client.
logged on: Uses
Windows* credentials.
CCXv4 GTC Saved Windows* XP Inner method is
During PLC and while
Credentials
not distinguished. logged on: Uses saved
credentials.
Windows
Vista* and
Windows* 7
IT package profile During PLC and while
is not applied to
logged on: Uses saved
client.
credentials.
on: Uses Windows* credentials.
After log-off/reboot: Uses
machine credentials.
During PLC, while logged on,
and after log-off/reboot: Uses
saved credentials.
During PLC and while logged
on: Uses saved credentials.
After log-off/reboot: Uses
machine credentials.
CCXv4 GTC
Prompt
Windows* XP Not supported.
Not supported.
Not supported.
Windows
Vista* and
Windows* 7
Not supported.
Not supported.
CCXv4 GTC
Windows* Login
Windows* XP Not supported.
Not supported.
During PLC and while
During PLC and while logged
logged on: Uses
on: Uses Windows* XP
Windows* XP credentials. credentials.
After log-off/reboot: Uses
machine credentials.
Windows
Vista* and
Windows* 7
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IT package profile During PLC and while
is not applied to
logged on: Prompts for
client.
credentials.
During PLC and while logged
on: Prompts for credentials.
After log-off/reboot: Uses
machine credentials (ACSv4.2 or
later).
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EAP-SIM Profile Mapping
SSO Administration Profiles using EAP-SIM authentication are mapped to Windows* XP, Windows Vista*, and
Windows* 7 clients as follows.
Client OS
Persistent Profile
Pre-login/Common
Profile (PLC)
Persistent and Prelogon/Common
Windows* XP
Not supported.
Common functionality
supported.
Pre-logon functionality not
supported.
Not supported.
Windows Vista* and
Windows* 7
IT package profile is not
applied to client.
Common functionality
supported.
Pre-logon functionality not
supported.
Not supported.
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LEAP Profile Mapping
SSO Administration Profiles using LEAP authentication are mapped to Windows* XP, Windows Vista*, and
Windows* 7 clients as follows.
Credentials Client OS
Saved
credentials
(Use the
following)
Persistent Profile
Persistent and Prelogon/Common
Windows* XP After log-off and after During PLC and while
reboot: Uses saved
logged on: Uses saved
credentials.
credentials.
During PLC, while logged on, and
after log-off and after reboot: Uses
saved credentials.
Windows
Vista* and
Windows* 7
During PLC and while
logged on: Uses saved
credentials.
During PLC and while logged on:
Uses saved credentials.
During PLC and while
logged on: Prompts for
credentials.
Not supported.
During PLC and while
logged on: Prompts for
credentials.
Not supported.
IT package profile
does not get applied
to client.
Prompt
Windows* XP Not supported.
each time I
connect
Windows
Vista* and
Windows* 7
Use
Windows*
Logon
Pre-login/Common
Profile (PLC)
Not supported.
After log-off and after reboot: Uses
machine credentials.
Windows* XP Not supported.
During PLC and while
Not supported.
logged on: Uses
Windows* XP credentials.
Windows
Vista* and
Windows* 7
During PLC and while
logged on: Uses
Windows* credentials.
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Not supported.
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PEAP-GTC Profile Mapping
SSO Administration Profiles using PEAP-GTC authentication are mapped to Windows* XP, Windows Vista*, and
Windows* 7 clients as follows.
Credentials Client OS
Persistent Profile Pre-login/Common
Profile (PLC)
Persistent and Prelogon/Common
Saved
credentials
(Use the
following)
Windows* XP
After logoff/reboot: During PLC and while
Uses saved
logged on: Uses saved
credentials.
credentials.
During PLC, while logged on, and
after logoff/reboot: Uses saved
credentials.
Windows
Vista* and
Windows* 7
IT package profile
is not applied to
client.
During PLC and while
logged on: Uses saved
credentials.
During PLC and while logged on:
Uses saved credentials.
Not supported.
Not supported.
Not supported.
Not supported.
Not supported.
Not supported.
Windows* XP
Not supported.
During PLC and while
logged on: Uses Windows
credentials.
Not supported.
Windows
Vista* and
Windows* 7
Not supported.
During PLC and while
logged on: Uses Windows
credentials
Not supported.
Prompt each Windows* XP
time I
Windows
connect
Vista* and
Windows* 7
Use
Windows
Logon
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After logoff/reboot: Uses machine
credentials.
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PEAP-MS-CHAP-V2 Profile Mapping
SSO Administration Profiles using PEAP-MS-CHAP-V2 authentication are mapped to Windows* XP, Windows Vista*,
and Windows* 7 clients as follows.
Credentials Client OS
Saved
Credentials
(Use the
following)
Secured
password
Persistent Profile Pre-login/Common
Profile (PLC)
Persistent and Pre-logon/Common
Windows* XP After logoff/reboot: During PLC and while
Uses saved
logged on: Uses saved
credentials.
credentials.
During PLC, while logged on, and after
logoff/reboot: Uses saved credentials.
Windows
Vista* and
Windows* 7
During PLC and while logged on:
Prompts for credentials.
IT package profile
is not applied to
client.
During PLC and while
logged on: Prompts for
credentials.
Windows* XP After logoff/reboot: Not supported.
Uses machine
credentials.
After logoff/reboot: Uses machine
credentials.
For pre-logon connections, reauthenticate using Windows
credentials: Checked.
During PLC and while logged on: Uses
Windows credentials.
After logoff/reboot: Uses machine
credentials.
For pre-logon connections, reauthenticate using Windows
credentials: Not checked.
During PLC, while logged on, and after
logoff/reboot: Uses machine
credentials.
Windows
Vista* and
Windows* 7
IT package profile
is not applied to
client.
Not supported.
For pre-logon connections, reauthenticate using Windows
credentials: Checked.
During PLC and while logged on: Uses
Windows credentials.
After logoff/reboot: Uses machine
credentials.
For pre-logon connections, reauthenticate using Windows
credentials: Not checked.
During PLC and while logged on:
Prompts the user for credentials.
After logoff/reboot: Uses machine
credentials.
Prompt
Windows* XP Not supported.
each time I
connect
Windows
Vista* and
Not supported.
During PLC and while
logged on, prompts for
credentials.
Not supported.
During PLC and while
logged on, prompts for
Not supported.
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Windows
Logon
Windows* 7
credentials.
Windows* XP Not supported.
During PLC and while
Not supported.
logged on, uses Windows
credentials.
Windows
Vista* and
Windows* 7
During PLC and while
Not supported.
logged on, uses Windows
credentials.
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PEAP-TLS Profile Mapping
SSO Administration Profiles using PEAP-TLS authentication are mapped to Windows* XP, Windows Vista*, and
Windows* 7 clients as follows.
Credentials Client OS
Persistent Profile
Pre-login/Common
Profile (PLC)
Persistent and Prelogon/Common
User
certificate
Windows* XP
Not supported.
During PLC and while
logged on: Uses user
certificate.
Not supported.
Windows
Vista* and
Windows* 7
Not supported.
During PLC: Not
supported.
Not supported.
Windows* XP
After logoff/reboot: During PLC and while
Uses machine
logged on: Uses machine
certificate.
certificate.
During PLC, while logged on, and
after logoff/reboot: Uses machine
certificate.
Windows
Vista* and
Windows* 7
IT package profile
is not applied to
client
During PLC: Not
supported.
During PLC: Not supported.
Windows* XP
Not supported.
During PLC and while
Not supported.
logged on, uses smart card
certificate.
Windows
Vista* and
Windows* 7
Not supported.
During PLC and while
logged on, uses XP
credentials.
Machine
certificate
Smart card
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While logged on: Uses user
certificate.
While logged off: Uses user
While logged on: Uses user certificate.
certificate.
After logoff/reboot: Uses machine
certificate.
Not supported.
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TLS Profile Mapping
SSO Administration Profiles using TLS authentication are mapped to Windows* XP, Windows Vista*, and Windows*
7 clients as follows.
Credentials Client OS
Persistent Profile
Pre-login/Common
Profile (PLC)
Persistent and Prelogon/Common
User
certificate
Windows* XP
Not supported.
During PLC and while
logged on: Uses user
certificate.
Not supported.
Windows
Vista* and
Windows* 7
Not supported.
During PLC: Not supported. Not supported.
Windows* XP
After logoff/reboot: During PLC and while
Uses machine
logged on: Uses machine
certificate.
certificate.
Windows
Vista* and
Windows* 7
IT package profile
is not applied to
client.
Machine
certificate
While logged on: Uses user
certificate.
During PLC, while logged on, and
after logoff/reboot: Uses machine
certificate.
During PLC: Not supported. During PLC: Not supported.
While logged on: Uses user While logged on: Uses user
certificate.
certificate.
After logoff/reboot: Uses machine
certificate.
Smart card
Windows* XP
Not supported.
During PLC and while
logged on: Uses smart
card certificate.
Not supported.
Windows
Vista* and
Windows* 7
Not supported.
During PLC and while
logged on: Uses smart
card certificate.
Not supported.
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TTLS Profile Mapping
SSO Administration Profiles using TTLS authentication are mapped to Windows* XP, Windows Vista*, and
Windows* 7 clients as follows.
Credentials Client OS
Persistent Profile
Saved
Credentials
(Use the
following)
Windows* XP
After
During PLC and while
Logoff/Reboot: Uses logged on: Uses saved
saved credentials.
credentials.
During PLC, while logged on, and
after logoff/reboot: Uses saved
credentials.
Windows
Vista* and
Windows* 7
Not supported.
During PLC and while
logged on: Uses saved
credentials.
Not supported.
Not supported.
During PLC and while
logged on: Prompts for
credentials.
Not supported.
Windows
Vista* and
Windows* 7
Not supported.
During PLC and while
logged on: Prompts for
credentials.
Not supported.
Windows* XP
Not supported.
During PLC and while
logged on: uses Windows
credentials.
Not supported.
Windows
Vista* and
Windows* 7
Not supported.
During PLC and while
logged on: Uses Windows
credentials.
Not supported.
Prompt
Windows* XP
each time I
connect
Use
Windows
Logon
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Manual Diagnostics Tool
The Manual Diagnostics Tool lets you run a set of diagnostics tests that verify the functionality of your WiFi
adapter. There are two levels of diagnostics details represented in this tool: user level and technical support level.
At the user level, the tool only shows a short description of the different diagnostics steps that are being taken
and only shows a pass or fail indication for each step.
The technical support level includes the creation of a log file which contains detailed information on all the
executed tests. This log file can be saved to a text file and emailed to a technical support department to
troubleshoot connection problems.
How to Access
For Windows* XP users, first open the Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility. Then under the Tools
menu, click Manual Diagnostics tool.
For Windows Vista* or Windows* 7 users, click Start > All Programs > Intel PROSet Wireless > WiFi
Manual Diagnostics.
Set the Log File Location
1. Inside the Manual Diagnostics tool, click File > Settings.... The log file named WirelessDiagLog.csv contains
the results of the tests. It is saved as a text file and can be used to troubleshoot network connectivity
issues.
2. Click Browse to specify where you want the log file to be saved.
3. Click OK to apply your changes and return to the Manual Diagnostics Tool. The next time you run the tests,
the log file will be save to your specified location.
Run the Tests
1. Click the check box next to each test to select the test to run.
2. Click Run Tests to run the selected tests. The test results will be saved to a file named WirelessDiagLog.csv.
3. Click Close to close the Manual Diagnostics Tool.
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Name
Description
Hardware Test The test passes if the WiFi adapter is present and accessible. The test fails if the adapter is not
present or present but disabled. The test summary displays whether the wireless hardware is
enabled or disabled.
Troubleshooting
Verify that your adapter is listed under Network adapters in the Device Manager.
If the adapter is not listed, right-click Network adapters and select Scan for hardware
changes. You can also reboot your system.
Verify that your adapter is enabled in the Device Manager. When the adapter is disabled,
a red X is displayed on the device. Right-click the adapter and select Enable from the
menu.
When the adapter displays a yellow exclamation point, right-click the adapter and reinstall
the driver.
Contact your computer manufacturer for other troubleshooting options.
Driver Test
The test summary displays the Intel® PRO/Wireless Network Connection driver supported by
the WiFi adapter. The test verifies if the driver binary version is compatible with the installed
version of the WiFi connection utility. The test fails if the driver binary is not found or if the
driver version does not match the WiFi connection utility software version (for example, version
11.1.x.x and driver version 9.0.x.x, 9.1.x.x, or 11.1.x.x).
Troubleshooting
Reinstall the drivers using the WiFi connection utility.
Radio Test
The test summary displays Radio On or Radio Off. The test queries the current radio state. If
the radio is switched on, the test passes. If the radio is off, the test fails.
Troubleshooting
Verify that your WiFi adapter's radio is on. Use the following methods to turn the radio on and
off:
The hardware switch.
The WiFi On/WiFi Off button in the WiFi connection utility main window. See Turn On or
Off the Wireless Radio for more information.
Scan Test
The test queries the WiFi networks within range of your WiFi adapter. The test passes if
networks can be seen in the scan list. The Test Summary displays the number of networks
available to connect to.
Troubleshooting
Verify that
Switch the
Verify that
Switch the
Association
Test
you are within range of an access point.
wireless radio to off and back to on.
the wireless band setting matches the access point band setting.
access point to off and back to on.
The test summary displays Associated or Not Associated. Association is the establishment and
maintenance of the wireless link between devices. When security is enabled, the devices only
exchange security credentials. The test checks for wireless connectivity. The test passes if the
client is associated successfully.
Troubleshooting
When the access point signal strength is low, use the signal test listed below.
Verify that a profile has been created. If created:
Verify that the profile SSID matches the access point Network Name (SSID).
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Remove the profile and create a new profile.
Verify that your wireless network is not included in the Exclude (profiles) List.
Verify that the MAC address has not been excluded in the access point.
Authentication Describes the process after association, during which the identity of the wireless device or endTest
user is verified and then allowed network access. The test queries for authentication state
information, including all Cisco Compatible Extensions and security-related information. The test
passes if the client is authenticated successfully. The test fails if the WEP key or other
credentials are not authenticated. The Test Summary displays whether authentication is
required for the network connection.
Troubleshooting
Edit your profile to ensure the correct credentials have been used for the WEP key, PSK,
password or certificates.
Remove the existing profile and create a new profile.
Signal Test
The test summary displays the signal quality. If the signal quality is low, use the Troubleshoot
button to diagnose and fix the problem.
Troubleshooting
Move your computer 10 to 20 feet from the wireless access point or router.
Reduce interference by moving away from appliances (microwaves, cell phones or 2.4 GHz
phones) or access points using the same channel.
Try increasing the transmission power of the access point.
Ping Test
The test verifies whether the WiFi adapter successfully sent messages to and received replies
from the access point IP address, default gateway, DHCP server (if enabled) and DNS servers.
The test summary displays whether replies from these entities were received.
Example: Response: AP, default gateway. No Response: DHCP server
NOTE: If the ping tests to this access point and default gateway are successful but the ping
test to the DNS server fails this is not a wireless network issue but a general network issue.
Troubleshooting
Disable the security firewall and try the ping test again.
Contact the access point manufacturer to troubleshoot your home network.
Enterprise users should contact their network administrator.
Troubleshoot
Diagnose and fix problems displayed by each of the tests. The Troubleshoot button becomes
active if the test fails.
Run Tests
Executes the tests that you have selected.
Close
Closes the page.
Help?
Provides help information for this page.
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Wireless Event Viewer
The Wireless Event Viewer program is used to track and display wireless events. This list of events will include
normal events, and if a problem exists, error events. Records of events are stored in log files, which you can send
to customer support.
How to Access
To launch the Wireless Event Viewer:
1. At the Tools menu, click Intel® Wireless Troubleshooter.
2. In the left pane of the window, click Wireless Event Viewer.
File Menu Commands
NOTE: Your ability as a client user to access and change Wireless Event Viewer Settings, may be disabled by your
Administrator. If so, some settings will be grayed out.
Settings Command
The Settings command lets you access various settings that govern wireless event logging. This command invokes
a window with three tabs:
General Tab
Log File Deletion Tab
Driver Log Tab
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General Tab
The General tab lets you access the following settings:
Setting
Description
Enable Wireless
Event Logging.
Click (turn on) to enable wireless event logging. This must be checked for wireless event
logging to occur. If this is turned off, then all other Wireless Event Settings in this window
will be inactive.
Specify the folder Specify an absolute location on your system to write the log file to. This path may only be
to write the
up to 150 characters in length.
wireless log file
to:
Log file name
prefix:
This is the name of the log file. The default name is: <ComputerName_UserDomain>. You
can set this.
Maximum log file
size:
To prevent log files from growing too large, new log files are created when the current log
file exceeds the specified size in MB. The default file size in 1 megabyte. You can select a
file size of up to ten megabytes, in one-megabyte increments.
Defaults
Click Defaults to set all settings on this tab to their defaults values. This sets defaults only
for the open tab.
OK
Save your changes and close this window.
Log File Deletion Tab
The Log File Deletion tab lets you access the following settings:
Setting
Description
Select from the following
when to delete log files.
Never delete old log files.
Delete old log when any of the selected conditions are met:
Delete old log files every specified number of days: This number
can range from 1 to 30.
Delete old log files when the total size of the log files exceeds:
This number can range from 1 to 10 megabytes (MB) in one-megabyte
increments.
Defaults
Click Defaults to set all settings on this tab to their defaults values. This sets
defaults only for the open tab.
OK
Save your changes and close this window.
Driver Log Tab
Driver event logging records driver-specific events. Here you can access the following settings:
Setting
Description
Enable Driver Event Logging
Driver event logging captures and logs events that are specific to the driver.
These events can be viewed on the Wireless Event Viewer. Here you can
select to enable standard logging or troubleshooting logging.
Standard Logging: These are normal driver events.
Troubleshooting Logging: These are events that are detected as
errors. They can be useful in resolving driver issues.
Defaults
Click Defaults to set all settings on this tab to their defaults values. This
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sets defaults only for the open tab.
OK
Save your changes and close this window.
Exit Command
Under the File menu, this command exits the Wireless Event Viewer.
Mode Menu Commands
Real Time Event Viewing
This command displays events as they occur in real time.
On this window, you can click Clear to clear this list of events and let them begin to collect and display
again.
You can also click Save As... to save this list into a log file. In the Save As... form, you should select to
save this as a binary file (.bin) so that you can view this file in Wireless Event Viewer again. You can also
save this as a comma separated values file (.csv) if you wish to view it outside of Wireless Event Viewer.
Log File Viewing
This command clears the Wireless Event Viewer and allows you to open a previously saved log file.
Click Open to open an existing log file. The log file needs to be in binary format (.bin) to be viewed by the
Wireless Event Viewer.
Click Save As... to save the file under a different name. In the Save As... form, you should select to save
this as a binary file (.bin) so that you can view this file in Wireless Event Viewer again. You can also save
this as a comma separated values file (.csv) if you wish to view it outside of Wireless Event Viewer.
Clicking Clear, clears this list of events.
Help Menu Commands
This menu provides the following commands:
Wireless Event Viewer Help: Provides access to this Help information
About...: Provides information about the version of the software release, software plug-ins, copyright, and
support.
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Regulatory Information
NOTE: Due to the evolving state of regulations and standards in the wireless LAN field (IEEE 802.11
and similar standards), the information provided herein is subject to change. Intel Corporation
assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions in this document.
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300 Adapter
Centrino® Advanced-N + WiMAX 6250 Adapter
Centrino® Advanced-N 6200 Adapter
WiMAX/WiFi Link 5350 Adapter
WiMAX/WiFi Link 5150 Adapter
WiFi Link 5300 Adapter
WiFi Link 5100 Adapter
Centrino® Wireless-N 1000 Adapter
Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN Adapter
Wireless WiFi Link 4965AG_ Adapter
PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
PRO/Wireless 3945BG Network Connection
Intel WiFi/WiMAX Wireless Adapters
Information in this section supports the following wireless adapters:
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N + WiMAX 6250 (model number 622ANXHMWG)
Intel® WiMAX/WiFi Link 5350 (model number 533ANX_ MMW)
Intel® WiMAX/WiFi Link 5150 (model numbers 512ANX_MMW, 512ANX_HMW)
See Specifications for complete wireless adapter specifications.
NOTE: In this section, all references to the "wireless adapter" refer to all adapters listed above.
The following information is provided:
Information for the User
Regulatory Information
Information for the User
Safety Notices
USA—FCC and FAA
The FCC with its action in ET Docket 96-8 has adopted a safety standard for human exposure to radio frequency
(RF) electromagnetic energy emitted by FCC certified equipment. The wireless adapter meets the Human Exposure
limits found in OET Bulletin 65, supplement C, 2001, and ANSI/IEEE C95.1, 1992. Proper operation of this radio
according to the instructions found in this manual will result in exposure substantially below the FCC’s
recommended limits.
The following safety precautions should be observed:
Do not touch or move antenna while the unit is transmitting or receiving.
Do not hold any component containing the radio such that the antenna is very close or touching any
exposed parts of the body, especially the face or eyes, while transmitting.
Do not operate the radio or attempt to transmit data unless the antenna is connected; this behavior may
cause damage to the radio.
Use in specific environments:
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The use of wireless adapters in hazardous locations is limited by the constraints posed by the safety
directors of such environments.
The use of wireless adapters on airplanes is governed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
The use of wireless adapters in hospitals is restricted to the limits set forth by each hospital.
Antenna Use
In order to comply with FCC RF exposure limits, low gain integrated antennas should be located at a
minimum distance of 20 cm (8 inches) or more from the body of all persons.
Explosive Device Proximity Warning
Warning: Do not operate a portable transmitter (including this wireless adapter) near unshielded blasting
caps or in an explosive environment unless the transmitter has been modified to be qualified for such use.
Antenna Warnings
Warning: To comply with the FCC and ANSI C95.1 RF exposure limits, it is recommended that for the
wireless adapter installed in a desktop or portable computer, the antenna for this wireless adapter to be installed
so as to provide a separation distance of at least 20 cm (8 inches) from all persons. It is recommended that the
user limit exposure time if the antenna is positioned closer than 20 cm (8 inches).
Warning: The wireless adapter is not designed for use with high-gain directional antennas.
Use On Aircraft Caution
Caution: Regulations of the FCC and FAA prohibit airborne operation of radio-frequency wireless devices
(wireless adapters) because their signals could interfere with critical aircraft instruments.
Other Wireless Devices
Safety Notices for Other Devices in the Wireless Network: See the documentation supplied with wireless
adapters or other devices in the wireless network.
Local Restrictions on 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, and 802.16e Radio Usage
Caution: Due to the fact that the frequencies used by 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, and 802.16e
wireless LAN devices may not yet be harmonized in all countries, 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, and
802.16e products are designed for use only in specific countries, and are not allowed to be operated in countries
other than those of designated use. As a user of these products, you are responsible for ensuring that the
products are used only in the countries for which they were intended and for verifying that they are configured
with the correct selection of frequency and channel for the country of use. The device transmit power control
(TPC) interface is part of the Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility Software. Operational restrictions for
Equivalent Isotropic Radiated Power (EIRP) are provided by the system manufacturer. Any deviation from the
permissible power and frequency settings for the country of use is an infringement of national law and may be
punished as such.
For country-specific information, see the additional compliance information supplied with the product.
Wireless Interoperability
The wireless adapter is designed to be interoperable with other wireless LAN products that are based on direct
sequence spread spectrum (DSSS) radio technology and to comply with the following standards:
IEEE
IEEE
IEEE
IEEE
Std.
Std.
Std.
Std.
802.11b
802.11g
802.11a
802.11n
compliant Standard
compliant Standard
compliant Standard
draft 2.0 compliant
on
on
on
on
Wireless
Wireless
Wireless
Wireless
LAN
LAN
LAN
LAN
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IEEE 802.16e-2005 Wave 2 compliant
Wireless Fidelity certification, as defined by the Wi-Fi Alliance
WiMAX certification as defined by the WiMAX Forum
The Wireless Adapter and Your Health
The wireless adapter, like other radio devices, emits radio frequency electromagnetic energy. The level of energy
emitted by the wireless adapter, however, is less than the electromagnetic energy emitted by other wireless
devices such as mobile phones. The wireless adapter operates within the guidelines found in radio frequency safety
standards and recommendations. These standards and recommendations reflect the consensus of the scientific
community and result from deliberations of panels and committees of scientists who continually review and
interpret the extensive research literature. In some situations or environments, the use of the wireless adapter
may be restricted by the proprietor of the building or responsible representatives of the applicable organization.
Examples of such situations may include:
Using the wireless adapter on board airplanes, or
Using the wireless adapter in any other environment where the risk of interference with other devices or
services is perceived or identified as being harmful.
If you are uncertain of the policy that applies to the use of wireless adapters in a specific organization or
environment (an airport, for example), you are encouraged to ask for authorization to use the adapter before you
turn it on.
Regulatory Information
Information for the OEMs and Integrators
The following statement must be included with all versions of this document supplied to an OEM or integrator, but
should not be distributed to the end user.
This device is intended for OEM integrators only.
Please see the full Grant of Equipment document for other restrictions.
This device must be operated and used with a locally approved access point.
Information To Be Supplied to the End User by the OEM or Integrator
The following regulatory and safety notices must be published in documentation supplied to the end user of the
product or system incorporating the Intel® wireless adapter, in compliance with local regulations. Host system
must be labeled with "Contains FCC ID: XXXXXXXX", FCC ID displayed on label.
The Intel® wireless adapter must be installed and used in strict accordance with the manufacturer's instructions as
described in the user documentation that comes with the product. Intel Corporation is not responsible for any
radio or television interference caused by unauthorized modification of the devices included with the wireless
adapter kit or the substitution or attachment of connecting cables and equipment other than that specified by Intel
Corporation. The correction of interference caused by such unauthorized modification, substitution or attachment is
the responsibility of the user. Intel Corporation and authorized resellers or distributors are not liable for any
damage or violation of government regulations that may arise from the user failing to comply with these
guidelines.
Local Restriction of 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11n Radio Usage
The following statement on local restrictions must be published as part of the compliance documentation for all
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g and 802.11n products.
Caution: Due to the fact that the frequencies used by 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, and 802.16e
wireless LAN devices may not yet be harmonized in all countries, 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n, and
802.16e products are designed for use only in specific countries, and are not allowed to be operated in countries
other than those of designated use. As a user of these products, you are responsible for ensuring that the
products are used only in the countries for which they were intended and for verifying that they are configured
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with the correct selection of frequency and channel for the country of use. Any deviation from the permissible
power and frequency settings for the country of use is an infringement of national law and may be punished as
such.
FCC Radio Frequency Interference Requirements
This wireless adapter is restricted to indoor use due to its operation in the 5.15 to 5.25 GHz frequency range. FCC
requires this wireless adapter to be used indoors for the frequency range 5.15 to 5.25 GHz to reduce the potential
for harmful interference to co-channel Mobile Satellite systems. High power radars are allocated as primary users
of the 5.25 to 5.35 GHz and 5.65 to 5.85 GHz bands. These radar stations can cause interference with and /or
damage this device.
This wireless adapter is intended for OEM integrators only.
This wireless adapter cannot be co-located with any other transmitter unless approved by the FCC.
USA—Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
This wireless adapter complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation of the device is subject to the following
two conditions:
This device may not cause harmful interference.
This device must accept any interference that may cause undesired operation.
NOTE: The radiated output power of the adapter is far below the FCC radio frequency exposure limits.
Nevertheless, the adapter should be used in such a manner that the potential for human contact
during normal operation is minimized. To avoid the possibility of exceeding the FCC radio frequency
exposure limits, you should keep a distance of at least 20 cm between you (or any other person in the
vicinity) and the antenna that is built into the computer. Details of the authorized configurations can
be found at http://www.fcc.gov/oet/ea/ by entering the FCC ID number on the device.
Interference Statement
This wireless adapter has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to
Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference
in a residential installation. This wireless adapter generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy. If the
wireless adapter is not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, the wireless adapter may cause
harmful interference to radio communications. There is no guarantee, however, that such interference will not
occur in a particular installation. If this wireless adapter does cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception (which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on), the user is encouraged to try to correct
the interference by taking one or more of the following measures:
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna of the equipment experiencing the interference.
Increase the distance between the wireless adapter and the equipment experiencing the interference.
Connect the computer with the wireless adapter to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
equipment experiencing the interference is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
NOTE: The adapter must be installed and used in strict accordance with the manufacturer's
instructions as described in the user documentation that comes with the product. Any other installation
or use will violate FCC Part 15 regulations.
Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) Regulatory Warning
For use in (or with) UL Listed personal computers or compatible.
Halogen-Free Label
Some adapters are packaged with a Halogen-Free label. This claim applies only to halogenated flame retardants
and PVC in components. Halogens are below 900 PPM bromine and 900 PPM chlorine.
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Taiwan
Radio Approvals
To determine whether you are allowed to use your wireless network device in a specific country, please check to
see if the radio type number that is printed on the identification label of your device is listed in the manufacturer's
OEM Regulatory Guidance document.
Regulatory Markings
A list of required regulatory markings can be found on the web at http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/wlan/
To find the regulatory information for your adapter, click on the link for your adapter. Then click Additional
Information > Regulatory Documents.
Intel WiFi-Only Adapters, 802.11n Compliant
The information in this section applies to the following products:
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300 (model number 633ANHMW)
Centrino® Advanced-N 6200 (model numbers 622ANHMW, 622AGHRU)
WiFi Link 5100 (model numbers 512AN_HMW, 512AG_HMW, 512AN_MMW 512AG_MMW)
WiFi Link 5300 (model numbers 533AN_HMW, 533AN_MMW)
Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN (model WM4965AGN)
Centrino® Wireless-N 1000 (model numbers )
See Specifications for complete wireless adapter specifications.
NOTE: In this section, all references to the "wireless adapter" refer to all adapters listed above.
The following information is provided:
Information for the User
Regulatory Information
Information for the User
Safety Notices
USA—FCC and FAA
The FCC with its action in ET Docket 96-8 has adopted a safety standard for human exposure to radio frequency
(RF) electromagnetic energy emitted by FCC certified equipment. The wireless adapter meets the Human Exposure
limits found in OET Bulletin 65, supplement C, 2001, and ANSI/IEEE C95.1, 1992. Proper operation of this radio
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according to the instructions found in this manual will result in exposure substantially below the FCC’s
recommended limits.
The following safety precautions should be observed:
Do not touch or move antenna while the unit is transmitting or receiving.
Do not hold any component containing the radio such that the antenna is very close or touching any
exposed parts of the body, especially the face or eyes, while transmitting.
Do not operate the radio or attempt to transmit data unless the antenna is connected; this behavior may
cause damage to the radio.
Use in specific environments:
The use of wireless adapters in hazardous locations is limited by the constraints posed by the safety
directors of such environments.
The use of wireless adapters on airplanes is governed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
The use of wireless adapters in hospitals is restricted to the limits set forth by each hospital.
Antenna Use
In order to comply with FCC RF exposure limits, low gain integrated antennas should be located at a
minimum distance of 20 cm (8 inches) or more from the body of all persons.
Explosive Device Proximity Warning
Warning: Do not operate a portable transmitter (including this wireless adapter) near unshielded blasting
caps or in an explosive environment unless the transmitter has been modified to be qualified for such use.
Antenna Warnings
Warning: To comply with the FCC and ANSI C95.1 RF exposure limits, it is recommended that for the
wireless adapter installed in a desktop or portable computer, the antenna for this wireless adapter to be installed
so as to provide a separation distance of at least 20 cm (8 inches) from all persons. It is recommended that the
user limit exposure time if the antenna is positioned closer than 20 cm (8 inches).
Warning: The wireless adapter is not designed for use with high-gain directional antennas.
Use On Aircraft Caution
Caution: Regulations of the FCC and FAA prohibit airborne operation of radio-frequency wireless devices
(wireless adapters) because their signals could interfere with critical aircraft instruments.
Other Wireless Devices
Safety Notices for Other Devices in the Wireless Network: See the documentation supplied with wireless
adapters or other devices in the wireless network.
Local Restrictions on 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g and 802.11n Radio Usage
Caution: Due to the fact that the frequencies used by 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g and 802.11n wireless LAN
devices may not yet be harmonized in all countries, 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g and 802.11n products are
designed for use only in specific countries, and are not allowed to be operated in countries other than those of
designated use. As a user of these products, you are responsible for ensuring that the products are used only in
the countries for which they were intended and for verifying that they are configured with the correct selection of
frequency and channel for the country of use. The device transmit power control (TPC) interface is part of the
Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility Software. Operational restrictions for Equivalent Isotropic Radiated
Power (EIRP) are provided by the system manufacturer. Any deviation from the permissible power and frequency
settings for the country of use is an infringement of national law and may be punished as such.
For country-specific information, see the additional compliance information supplied with the product.
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Wireless Interoperability
The wireless adapter is designed to be interoperable with other wireless LAN products that are based on direct
sequence spread spectrum (DSSS) radio technology and to comply with the following standards:
IEEE Std. 802.11b compliant Standard on Wireless LAN
IEEE Std. 802.11g compliant Standard on Wireless LAN
IEEE Std. 802.11a compliant Standard on Wireless LAN
IEEE Std. 802.11n draft 2.0 compliant on Wireless LAN
Wireless Fidelity certification, as defined by the Wi-Fi Alliance
The Wireless Adapter and Your Health
The wireless adapter, like other radio devices, emits radio frequency electromagnetic energy. The level of energy
emitted by the wireless adapter, however, is less than the electromagnetic energy emitted by other wireless
devices such as mobile phones. The wireless adapter operates within the guidelines found in radio frequency safety
standards and recommendations. These standards and recommendations reflect the consensus of the scientific
community and result from deliberations of panels and committees of scientists who continually review and
interpret the extensive research literature. In some situations or environments, the use of the wireless adapter
may be restricted by the proprietor of the building or responsible representatives of the applicable organization.
Examples of such situations may include:
Using the wireless adapter on board airplanes, or
Using the wireless adapter in any other environment where the risk of interference with other devices or
services is perceived or identified as being harmful.
If you are uncertain of the policy that applies to the use of wireless adapters in a specific organization or
environment (an airport, for example), you are encouraged to ask for authorization to use the adapter before you
turn it on.
Regulatory Information
Information for the OEMs and Integrators
The following statement must be included with all versions of this document supplied to an OEM or integrator, but
should not be distributed to the end user.
This device is intended for OEM integrators only.
Please see the full Grant of Equipment document for other restrictions.
This device must be operated and used with a locally approved access point.
Information To Be Supplied to the End User by the OEM or Integrator
The following regulatory and safety notices must be published in documentation supplied to the end user of the
product or system incorporating the Intel® wireless adapter, in compliance with local regulations. Host system
must be labeled with "Contains FCC ID: XXXXXXXX", FCC ID displayed on label.
The wireless adapter must be installed and used in strict accordance with the manufacturer's instructions as
described in the user documentation that comes with the product. For country-specific approvals, see Radio
Approvals. Intel Corporation is not responsible for any radio or television interference caused by unauthorized
modification of the devices included with the wireless adapter kit or the substitution or attachment of connecting
cables and equipment other than that specified by Intel Corporation. The correction of interference caused by such
unauthorized modification, substitution or attachment is the responsibility of the user. Intel Corporation and
authorized resellers or distributors are not liable for any damage or violation of government regulations that may
arise from the user failing to comply with these guidelines.
Local Restriction of 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, and 802.11n Radio Usage
The following statement on local restrictions must be published as part of the compliance documentation for all
802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g and 802.11n products.
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Caution: Due to the fact that the frequencies used by 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g and 802.11n wireless LAN
devices may not yet be harmonized in all countries, 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g and 802.11n products are
designed for use only in specific countries, and are not allowed to be operated in countries other than those of
designated use. As a user of these products, you are responsible for ensuring that the products are used only in
the countries for which they were intended and for verifying that they are configured with the correct selection of
frequency and channel for the country of use. Any deviation from permissible settings and restrictions in the
country of use could be an infringement of national law and may be punished as such.
FCC Radio Frequency Interference Requirements
This device is restricted to indoor use due to its operation in the 5.15 to 5.25 GHz frequency range. FCC requires
this product to be used indoors for the frequency range 5.15 to 5.25 GHz to reduce the potential for harmful
interference to co-channel Mobile Satellite systems. High power radars are allocated as primary users of the 5.25
to 5.35 GHz and 5.65 to 5.85 GHz bands. These radar stations can cause interference with and /or damage this
device.
This device is intended for OEM integrators only.
This device cannot be co-located with any other transmitter unless approved by the FCC.
USA—Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation of the device is subject to the following two
conditions:
This device may not cause harmful interference.
This device must accept any interference that may cause undesired operation.
NOTE: The radiated output power of the adapter is far below the FCC radio frequency exposure limits.
Nevertheless, the adapter should be used in such a manner that the potential for human contact
during normal operation is minimized. To avoid the possibility of exceeding the FCC radio frequency
exposure limits, you should keep a distance of at least 20 cm between you (or any other person in the
vicinity) and the antenna that is built into the computer. Details of the authorized configurations can
be found at http://www.fcc.gov/oet/ea/ by entering the FCC ID number on the device.
Interference Statement
This wireless adapter has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to
Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference
in a residential installation. This wireless adapter generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy. If the
wireless adapter is not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, the wireless adapter may cause
harmful interference to radio communications. There is no guarantee, however, that such interference will not
occur in a particular installation. If this wireless adapter does cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception (which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on), the user is encouraged to try to correct
the interference by taking one or more of the following measures:
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna of the equipment experiencing the interference.
Increase the distance between the wireless adapter and the equipment experiencing the interference.
Connect the computer with the wireless adapter to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
equipment experiencing the interference is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
NOTE: The adapter must be installed and used in strict accordance with the manufacturer's
instructions as described in the user documentation that comes with the product. Any other installation
or use will violate FCC Part 15 regulations.
Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) Regulatory Warning
For use in (or with) UL Listed personal computers or compatible.
Halogen-Free Label
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Some adapters are packaged with a Halogen-Free label. This claim applies only to halogenated flame retardants
and PVC in components. Halogens are below 900 PPM bromine and 900 PPM chlorine.
Brazil
Este equipamento opera em caráter secundário, isto é, não tem direito a proteção contra interferência prejudicial,
mesmo de estações do mesmo tipo, e não pode causar interferência a sistemas operando em caráter primário.
Canada—Industry Canada (IC)
This device complies with RSS210 of Industry Canada.
Caution: When using IEEE 802.11a wireless LAN, this product is restricted to indoor use due to its operation
in the 5.15- to 5.25-GHz frequency range. Industry Canada requires this product to be used indoors for the
frequency range of 5.15 GHz to 5.25 GHz to reduce the potential for harmful interference to co-channel mobile
satellite systems. High power radar is allocated as the primary user of the 5.25- to 5.35-GHz and 5.65 to 5.85GHz bands. These radar stations can cause interference with and/or damage to this device.
The maximum allowed antenna gain for use with this device is 6dBi in order to comply with the E.I.R.P limit for
the 5.25- to 5.35 and 5.725 to 5.85 GHz frequency range in point-to-point operation.
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003, Issue 4, and RSS-210, No 4 (Dec 2000) and No 5
(Nov 2001).
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003, No. 4, et CNR-210, No 4 (Dec 2000) et
No 5 (Nov 2001).
"To prevent radio interference to the licensed service, this device is intended to be operated indoors and away
from windows to provide maximum shielding. Equipment (or its transmit antenna) that is installed outdoors is
subject to licensing."
« Pour empêcher que cet appareil cause du brouillage au service faisant l'objet d'une licence, il doit être utilisé a
l'intérieur et devrait être placé loin des fenêtres afin de fournir un écran de blindage maximal. Si le matériel (ou
son antenne d'émission) est installé à l'extérieur, il doit faire l'objet d'une licence. »
European Union
The low band 5.15 -5.35 GHz is for indoor use only.
This equipment complies with the essential requirements of the European Union directive 1999/5/EC. See
Statements of European Union Compliance.
European Union Declarations of Conformity
The European Union Declaration of Conformity for each adapter is available at:
http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/wlan/.
To find the Declaration of Conformity for your adapter, click on the link for your adapter. Then click Additional
Information > Regulatory Documents.
Italy
The use of these equipments is regulated by:
1. D.L.gs 1.8.2003, n. 259, article 104 (activity subject to general authorization) for outdoor use and article
105 (free use) for indoor use, in both cases for private use.
2. D.M. 28.5.03, for supply to public of RLAN access to networks and telecom services.
L’uso degli apparati è regolamentato da:
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1. D.L.gs 1.8.2003, n. 259, articoli 104 (attività soggette ad autorizzazione generale) se utilizzati al di fuori del
proprio fondo e 105 (libero uso) se utilizzati entro il proprio fondo, in entrambi i casi per uso private.
2. D.M. 28.5.03, per la fornitura al pubblico dell’accesso R-LAN alle reti e ai servizi di telecomunicazioni.
Japan
Indoor use only.
Korea
Morocco
The Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN adapter is not approved for operation in Morocco. For all other adapters in
this section: The operation of this product in the radio channel 2 (2417 MHz) is not authorized in the following
cities: Agadir, Assa-Zag, Cabo Negro, Chaouen, Goulmima, Oujda, Tan Tan, Taourirt, Taroudant and Taza.
The operation of this product in the radio channels 4, 5, 6 et 7 (2425 - 2442 MHz) is not authorized in the
following cities: Aéroport Mohamed V, Agadir, Aguelmous, Anza, Benslimane, Béni Hafida, Cabo Negro, Casablanca,
Fès, Lakbab, Marrakech, Merchich, Mohammédia, Rabat, Salé, Tanger, Tan Tan, Taounate, Tit Mellil, Zag.
Taiwan
Radio Approvals
To determine whether you are allowed to use your wireless network device in a specific country, please check to
see if the radio type number that is printed on the identification label of your device is listed in the manufacturer's
OEM Regulatory Guidance document.
Regulatory Markings
A list of required regulatory markings can be found on the web at http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/wlan/
To find the regulatory information for your adapter, click on the link for your adapter. Then click Additional
Information > Regulatory Documents.
Intel® WiFi Adapters
The information in this section applies to the following products:
Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AG_ (model WM4965AG_)
Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection (model WM3945ABG)
Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945BG Network Connection (model WM3945BG)
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See Specifications for complete wireless adapter specifications.
NOTE: In this section, all references to the "wireless adapter" refer to all adapters listed above.
NOTE: The information in this section regarding 5 GHz band operation (IEEE 802.3a) does not apply
to the Intel PRO/Wireless 3945BG adapter, which does not operate in the 5 GHz band.
The following information is provided:
Information for the User
Regulatory Information
Information for the User
Safety Notices
USA—FCC and FAA
The FCC with its action in ET Docket 96-8 has adopted a safety standard for human exposure to radio frequency
(RF) electromagnetic energy emitted by FCC certified equipment. The wireless adapter meets the Human Exposure
limits found in OET Bulletin 65, supplement C, 2001, and ANSI/IEEE C95.1, 1992. Proper operation of this radio
according to the instructions found in this manual will result in exposure substantially below the FCC’s
recommended limits.
The following safety precautions should be observed:
Do not touch or move antenna while the unit is transmitting or receiving.
Do not hold any component containing the radio such that the antenna is very close or touching any
exposed parts of the body, especially the face or eyes, while transmitting.
Do not operate the radio or attempt to transmit data unless the antenna is connected; this behavior may
cause damage to the radio.
Use in specific environments:
The use of wireless adapters in hazardous locations is limited by the constraints posed by the safety
directors of such environments.
The use of wireless adapters on airplanes is governed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
The use of wireless adapters in hospitals is restricted to the limits set forth by each hospital.
Antenna Use
In order to comply with FCC RF exposure limits, low gain integrated antennas should be located at a
minimum distance of 20 cm (8 inches) or more from the body of all persons.
Explosive Device Proximity Warning
Warning: Do not operate a portable transmitter (including this wireless adapter) near unshielded blasting
caps or in an explosive environment unless the transmitter has been modified to be qualified for such use.
Antenna Warnings
Warning: To comply with the FCC and ANSI C95.1 RF exposure limits, it is recommended that for the
wireless adapter installed in a desktop or portable computer, the antenna for this wireless adapter to be installed
so as to provide a separation distance of at least 20 cm (8 inches) from all persons. It is recommended that the
user limit exposure time if the antenna is positioned closer than 20 cm (8 inches).
Warning: The wireless adapter is not designed for use with high-gain directional antennas.
Use On Aircraft Caution
Caution: Regulations of the FCC and FAA prohibit airborne operation of radio-frequency wireless devices
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(wireless adapters) because their signals could interfere with critical aircraft instruments.
Other Wireless Devices
Safety Notices for Other Devices in the Wireless Network: See the documentation supplied with wireless
adapters or other devices in the wireless network.
Local Restrictions on 802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11g Radio Usage
Caution: Due to the fact that the frequencies used by 802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11g wireless LAN devices
may not yet be harmonized in all countries, 802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11g products are designed for use only in
specific countries, and are not allowed to be operated in countries other than those of designated use. As a user of
these products, you are responsible for ensuring that the products are used only in the countries for which they
were intended and for verifying that they are configured with the correct selection of frequency and channel for
the country of use. The device transmit power control (TPC) interface is part of the Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi
Connection Utility. Operational restrictions for Equivalent Isotropic Radiated Power (EIRP) are provided by the
system manufacturer. Any deviation from the permissible power and frequency settings for the country of use is
an infringement of national law and may be punished as such.
For country-specific information, see the additional compliance information supplied with the product.
Wireless Interoperability
The wireless adapter is designed to be interoperable with other wireless LAN products that are based on direct
sequence spread spectrum (DSSS) radio technology and to comply with the following standards:
IEEE Std. 802.11b compliant Standard on Wireless LAN
IEEE Std. 802.11g compliant Standard on Wireless LAN
IEEE Std. 802.11a compliant Standard on Wireless LAN
Wireless Fidelity certification, as defined by the Wi-Fi Alliance
The Wireless Adapter and Your Health
The wireless adapter, like other radio devices, emits radio frequency electromagnetic energy. The level of energy
emitted by the wireless adapter, however, is less than the electromagnetic energy emitted by other wireless
devices such as mobile phones. The wireless adapter operates within the guidelines found in radio frequency safety
standards and recommendations. These standards and recommendations reflect the consensus of the scientific
community and result from deliberations of panels and committees of scientists who continually review and
interpret the extensive research literature. In some situations or environments, the use of the wireless adapter
may be restricted by the proprietor of the building or responsible representatives of the applicable organization.
Examples of such situations may include:
Using the wireless adapter on board airplanes, or
Using the wireless adapter in any other environment where the risk of interference with other devices or
services is perceived or identified as being harmful.
If you are uncertain of the policy that applies to the use of wireless adapters in a specific organization or
environment (an airport, for example), you are encouraged to ask for authorization to use the adapter before you
turn it on.
Regulatory Information
Information for the OEMs and Integrators
The following statement must be included with all versions of this document supplied to an OEM or integrator, but
should not be distributed to the end user.
This device is intended for OEM integrators only.
Please see the full Grant of Equipment document for other restrictions.
This device must be operated and used with a locally approved access point.
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Information To Be Supplied to the End User by the OEM or Integrator
The following regulatory and safety notices must be published in documentation supplied to the end user of the
product or system incorporating the Intel® wireless adapter, in compliance with local regulations. Host system
must be labeled with "Contains FCC ID: XXXXXXXX", FCC ID displayed on label.
The Intel® wireless adapter must be installed and used in strict accordance with the manufacturer's instructions as
described in the user documentation that comes with the product. For country-specific approvals, see Radio
Approvals. Intel Corporation is not responsible for any radio or television interference caused by unauthorized
modification of the devices included with the wireless adapter kit, or the substitution or attachment of connecting
cables and equipment other than that specified by Intel Corporation. The correction of interference caused by such
unauthorized modification, substitution or attachment is the responsibility of the user. Intel Corporation and its
authorized resellers or distributors are not liable for any damage or violation of government regulations that may
arise from the user failing to comply with these guidelines.
Local Restriction of 802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11g Radio Usage
The following statement on local restrictions must be published as part of the compliance documentation for all
802.11a, 802.11b, and 802.11g wireless adapters.
Caution: Due to the fact that the frequencies used by 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g and 802.11n wireless LAN
devices may not yet be harmonized in all countries, 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g and 802.11n products are
designed for use only in specific countries, and are not allowed to be operated in countries other than those of
designated use. As a user of these products, you are responsible for ensuring that the products are used only in
the countries for which they were intended and for verifying that they are configured with the correct selection of
frequency and channel for the country of use. Any deviation from permissible settings and restrictions in the
country of use could be an infringement of national law and may be punished as such.
FCC Radio Frequency Interference Requirements
NOTE: The following paragraph does not apply to the Intel PRO/Wireless 3945BG adapter, which does
not operate in the 5 GHz bands.
This device is restricted to indoor use due to its operation in the 5.15 to 5.25 GHz frequency range. FCC requires
this product to be used indoors for the frequency range 5.15 to 5.25 GHz to reduce the potential for harmful
interference to co-channel Mobile Satellite systems. High power radars are allocated as primary users of the 5.25
to 5.35 GHz and 5.65 to 5.85 GHz bands. These radar stations can cause interference with and /or damage this
device.
The wireless adapter is intended for OEM integrators only.
USA—Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation of the device is subject to the following two
conditions:
This device may not cause harmful interference.
This device must accept any interference that may cause undesired operation.
NOTE: The radiated output power of the adapter is far below the FCC radio frequency exposure limits.
Nevertheless, the adapter should be used in such a manner that the potential for human contact
during normal operation is minimized. To avoid the possibility of exceeding the FCC radio frequency
exposure limits, you should keep a distance of at least 20 cm between you (or any other person in the
vicinity) and the antenna that is built into the computer. Details of the authorized configurations can
be found at http://www.fcc.gov/oet/ea/ by entering the FCC ID number on the device.
Interference Statement
This wireless adapter has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to
Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference
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in a residential installation. This wireless adapter generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy. If the
wireless adapter is not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, the wireless adapter may cause
harmful interference to radio communications. There is no guarantee, however, that such interference will not
occur in a particular installation. If this wireless adapter does cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception (which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on), the user is encouraged to try to correct
the interference by taking one or more of the following measures:
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna of the equipment experiencing the interference.
Increase the distance between the wireless adapter and the equipment experiencing the interference.
Connect the computer with the wireless adapter to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the
equipment experiencing the interference is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
NOTE: The wireless adapter must be installed and used in strict accordance with the manufacturer's
instructions as described in the user documentation that comes with the product. Any other installation
or use will violate FCC Part 15 regulations.
Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) Regulatory Warning
For use in (or with) UL Listed personal computers or compatible.
Brazil
Este equipamento opera em caráter secundário, isto é, não tem direito a proteção contra interferência prejudicial,
mesmo de estações do mesmo tipo, e não pode causar interferência a sistemas operando em caráter primário.
Canada—Industry Canada (IC)
This device complies with RSS210 of Industry Canada.
Caution: When using IEEE 802.11a wireless LAN, this wireless adapter is restricted to indoor use due to its
operation in the 5.15- to 5.25-GHz frequency range. Industry Canada requires this product to be used indoors for
the frequency range of 5.15 GHz to 5.25 GHz to reduce the potential for harmful interference to co-channel
mobile satellite systems. High power radar is allocated as the primary user of the 5.25- to 5.35-GHz and 5.65 to
5.85-GHz bands. These radar stations can cause interference with and/or damage to this device.
The maximum allowed antenna gain for use with this wireless adapter is 6dBi in order to comply with the E.I.R.P
limit for the 5.25- to 5.35 and 5.725 to 5.85 GHz frequency range in point-to-point operation.
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003, Issue 4, and RSS-210, No 4 (Dec 2000) and No 5
(Nov 2001).
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003, No. 4, et CNR-210, No 4 (Dec 2000) et
No 5 (Nov 2001).
"To prevent radio interference to the licensed service, this wireless adapter is intended to be operated indoors and
away from windows to provide maximum shielding. Equipment (or its transmit antenna) that is installed outdoors
is subject to licensing."
« Pour empêcher que cet appareil cause du brouillage au service faisant l'objet d'une licence, il doit être utilisé a
l'intérieur et devrait être placé loin des fenêtres afin de fournir un écran de blindage maximal. Si le matériel (ou
son antenne d'émission) est installé à l'extérieur, il doit faire l'objet d'une licence. »
European Union
The low band 5.15 -5.35 GHz is for indoor use only.
This equipment complies with the essential requirements of the European Union directive 1999/5/EC. See
Statements of European Union Compliance.
European Union Declarations of Conformity
Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility User's Guide
The European Union Declaration of Conformity for each adapter is available at:
http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/wlan/.
To find the Declaration of Conformity for your adapter, click on the link for your adapter. Then click Additional
Information > Regulatory Documents.
Italy
The use of these equipments is regulated by:
1. D.L.gs 1.8.2003, n. 259, article 104 (activity subject to general authorization) for outdoor use and article
105 (free use) for indoor use, in both cases for private use.
2. D.M. 28.5.03, for supply to public of RLAN access to networks and telecom services.
L’uso degli apparati è regolamentato da:
1. D.L.gs 1.8.2003, n. 259, articoli 104 (attività soggette ad autorizzazione generale) se utilizzati al di fuori del
proprio fondo e 105 (libero uso) se utilizzati entro il proprio fondo, in entrambi i casi per uso private.
2. D.M. 28.5.03, per la fornitura al pubblico dell’accesso R-LAN alle reti e ai servizi di telecomunicazioni.
Japan
Indoor use only.
Korea
Taiwan
Radio Approvals
To determine whether you are allowed to use your wireless network device in a specific country, please check to
see if the radio type number that is printed on the identification label of your device is listed in the manufacturer's
OEM Regulatory Guidance document.
Regulatory Markings
A list of required regulatory markings can be found on the web at http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/wlan/
To find the regulatory information for your adapter, click on the link for your adapter. Then click Additional
Information > Regulatory Documents.
Statements of European Compliance
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Intel® Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300 Adapter
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6200 Adapter
Intel® WiFi Link 5300 Adapter
Intel® WiFi Link 5100 Adapter
Intel WiFi Link 1000 Adapter
Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN Adapter
Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AG_ Adapter
Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945BG Network Connection
Intel® Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300 Adapter
This equipment complies with the essential requirements of the European Union directive 1999/5/EC.
Cesky
[Czech]
Intel® Corporation tímto prohlašuje, že tento Intel® Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300 je ve shode se
základními požadavky a dalšími príslušnými ustanoveními smernice 1999/5/ES.
Dansk
[Danish]
Undertegnede Intel® Corporation erklærer herved, at følgende udstyr Intel® Centrino® Ultimate-N
6300 overholder de væsentlige krav og øvrige relevante krav i direktiv 1999/5/EF.
Deutsch
[German]
Hiermit erklärt Intel® Corporation, dass sich das Gerät Intel® Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300 in
Übereinstimmung mit den grundlegenden Anforderungen und den übrigen einschlägigen
Bestimmungen der Richtlinie 1999/5/EG befindet.
Esti
[Estonian]
Käesolevaga kinnitab Intel® Corporation seadme Intel® Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300 vastavust
direktiivi 1999/5/EÜ põhinõuetele ja nimetatud direktiivist tulenevatele teistele asjakohastele
sätetele.
English
Hereby, Intel® Corporation, declares that this Intel® Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300 is in compliance
with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC.
Español
[Spanish]
Por medio de la presente Intel® Corporation declara que el Intel® Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300
cumple con los requisitos esenciales y cualesquiera otras disposiciones aplicables o exigibles de la
Directiva 1999/5/CE.
Ελληνική
[Greek]
ΜΕ ΤΗΝ ΠΑΡΟΥSΑ Intel® Corporation ΔΗΛOΝΕΙ ΟΤΙ Intel® Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300
SΥΜΜΟΡFOΝΕΤΑΙ ΠΡΟS ΤΙS ΟΥSΙOΔΕΙS ΑΠΑΙΤΗSΕΙS ΚΑΙ ΤΙS ΛΟΙΠΕS SΧΕΤΙΚΕS ΔΙΑΤΑΞΕΙS ΤΗS
ΟΔΗGΙΑS 1999/5/ΕΚ.
Français
[French]
Par la présente Intel® Corporation déclare que l'appareil Intel® Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300 est
conforme aux exigences essentielles et aux autres dispositions pertinentes de la directive
1999/5/CE.
Italiano
[Italian]
Con la presente Intel® Corporation dichiara che questo Intel® Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300 è
conforme ai requisiti essenziali ed alle altre disposizioni pertinenti stabilite dalla direttiva 1999/5/CE.
Latviski
[Latvian]
Ar šo Intel® Corporation deklare, ka Intel® Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300 atbilst Direktivas
1999/5/EK butiskajam prasibam un citiem ar to saistitajiem noteikumiem.
Lietuviu
Šiuo Intel® Corporation deklaruoja, kad šis Intel® Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300 atitinka esminius
[Lithuanian] reikalavimus ir kitas 1999/5/EB Direktyvos nuostatas.
Nederlands
[Dutch]
Hierbij verklaart Intel® Corporation dat het toestel Intel® Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300 in
overeenstemming is met de essentiële eisen en de andere relevante bepalingen van richtlijn
1999/5/EG.
Malti
[Maltese]
Hawnhekk, Intel® Corporation, jiddikjara li dan Intel® Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300 jikkonforma
mal-htigijiet essenzjali u ma provvedimenti ohrajn relevanti li hemm fid-Dirrettiva 1999/5/EC.
Magyar
Alulírott, Intel® Corporation nyilatkozom, hogy a Intel® Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300 megfelel a
[Hungarian] vonatkozó alapvetõ követelményeknek és az 1999/5/EC irányelv egyéb elõírásainak.
Norsk
Intel® Corporation erklærer herved at utstyret Intel® Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300 er i samsvar
[Norwegian] med de grunnleggende krav og øvrige relevante krav i direktiv 1999/5/EF.
Polski
[Polish]
Niniejszym, Intel® Corporation, oswiadcza, ze Intel® Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300 jest zgodne z
zasadniczymi wymaganiami oraz innymi stosownymi postanowieniami Dyrektywy 1999/5/WE.
Português
Intel® Corporation declara que este Intel® Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300 está conforme com os
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[Portuguese] requisitos essenciais e outras disposições da Directiva 1999/5/CE.
Slovensko
[Slovenian]
Šiuo Intel® Corporation izjavlja, da je ta Intel® Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300 v skladu z bistvenimi
zahtevami in ostalimi relevantnimi dolocili direktive 1999/5/ES.
Slovensky
[Slovak]
Intel® Corporation týmto vyhlasuje, že Intel® Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300 splna základné
požiadavky a všetky príslušné ustanovenia Smernice 1999/5/ES.
Suomi
[Finnish]
Intel® Corporation vakuuttaa täten että Intel® Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300 tyyppinen laite on
direktiivin 1999/5/EY oleellisten vaatimusten ja sitä koskevien direktiivin muiden ehtojen mukainen.
Svenska
[Swedish]
Härmed intygar Intel® Corporation att denna Intel® Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300 står i
överensstämmelse med de väsentliga egenskapskrav och övriga relevanta bestämmelser som
framgår av direktiv 1999/5/EG.
Íslenska
[Icelandic]
Hér með lýsir Intel® Corporation yfir því að Intel® Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300 er í samræmi við
grunnkröfur og aðrar kröfur, sem gerðar eru í tilskipun 1999/5/EC.
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6200 Adapter
This equipment complies with the essential requirements of the European Union directive 1999/5/EC.
Cesky
[Czech]
Intel® Corporation tímto prohlašuje, že tento Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6200 je ve shode se
základními požadavky a dalšími príslušnými ustanoveními smernice 1999/5/ES.
Dansk
[Danish]
Undertegnede Intel® Corporation erklærer herved, at følgende udstyr Intel® Centrino® AdvancedN 6200 overholder de væsentlige krav og øvrige relevante krav i direktiv 1999/5/EF.
Deutsch
[German]
Hiermit erklärt Intel® Corporation, dass sich das Gerät Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6200 in
Übereinstimmung mit den grundlegenden Anforderungen und den übrigen einschlägigen
Bestimmungen der Richtlinie 1999/5/EG befindet.
Esti
[Estonian]
Käesolevaga kinnitab Intel® Corporation seadme Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6200 vastavust
direktiivi 1999/5/EÜ põhinõuetele ja nimetatud direktiivist tulenevatele teistele asjakohastele
sätetele.
English
Hereby, Intel® Corporation, declares that this Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6200 is in compliance
with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC.
Español
[Spanish]
Por medio de la presente Intel® Corporation declara que el Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6200
cumple con los requisitos esenciales y cualesquiera otras disposiciones aplicables o exigibles de la
Directiva 1999/5/CE.
Ελληνική
[Greek]
ΜΕ ΤΗΝ ΠΑΡΟΥSΑ Intel® Corporation ΔΗΛOΝΕΙ ΟΤΙIntel® Centrino® Advanced-N
6200SΥΜΜΟΡFOΝΕΤΑΙ ΠΡΟS ΤΙS ΟΥSΙOΔΕΙS ΑΠΑΙΤΗSΕΙS ΚΑΙ ΤΙS ΛΟΙΠΕS SΧΕΤΙΚΕS ΔΙΑΤΑΞΕΙS
ΤΗS ΟΔΗGΙΑS 1999/5/ΕΚ.
Français
[French]
Par la présente Intel® Corporation déclare que l'appareil Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 62000 est
conforme aux exigences essentielles et aux autres dispositions pertinentes de la directive
1999/5/CE.
Italiano
[Italian]
Con la presente Intel® Corporation dichiara che questo Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6200 è
conforme ai requisiti essenziali ed alle altre disposizioni pertinenti stabilite dalla direttiva 1999/5/CE.
Latviski
[Latvian]
Ar šo Intel® Corporation deklare, ka Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6200 atbilst Direktivas
1999/5/EK butiskajam prasibam un citiem ar to saistitajiem noteikumiem.
Lietuviu
Šiuo Intel® Corporation deklaruoja, kad šis Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6200 atitinka esminius
[Lithuanian] reikalavimus ir kitas 1999/5/EB Direktyvos nuostatas.
Nederlands
[Dutch]
Hierbij verklaart Intel® Corporation dat het toestelIntel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6200 in
overeenstemming is met de essentiële eisen en de andere relevante bepalingen van richtlijn
1999/5/EG.
Malti
[Maltese]
Hawnhekk, Intel® Corporation, jiddikjara li dan Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6200 jikkonforma
mal-htigijiet essenzjali u ma provvedimenti ohrajn relevanti li hemm fid-Dirrettiva 1999/5/EC.
Magyar
Alulírott, Intel® Corporation nyilatkozom, hogy a Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6200 megfelel a
[Hungarian] vonatkozó alapvetõ követelményeknek és az 1999/5/EC irányelv egyéb elõírásainak.
Norsk
Intel® Corporation erklærer herved at utstyret Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6200 er i samsvar
[Norwegian] med de grunnleggende krav og øvrige relevante krav i direktiv 1999/5/EF.
Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility User's Guide
Polski
[Polish]
Niniejszym, Intel® Corporation, oswiadcza, ze Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6200 jest zgodne z
zasadniczymi wymaganiami oraz innymi stosownymi postanowieniami Dyrektywy 1999/5/WE.
Português
Intel® Corporation declara que este Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6200 está conforme com os
[Portuguese] requisitos essenciais e outras disposições da Directiva 1999/5/CE.
Slovensko
[Slovenian]
Šiuo Intel® Corporation izjavlja, da je ta Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6200 v skladu z bistvenimi
zahtevami in ostalimi relevantnimi dolocili direktive 1999/5/ES.
Slovensky
[Slovak]
Intel® Corporation týmto vyhlasuje, že Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6200 splna základné
požiadavky a všetky príslušné ustanovenia Smernice 1999/5/ES.
Suomi
[Finnish]
Intel® Corporation vakuuttaa täten että Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6200 tyyppinen laite on
direktiivin 1999/5/EY oleellisten vaatimusten ja sitä koskevien direktiivin muiden ehtojen mukainen.
Svenska
[Swedish]
Härmed intygar Intel® Corporation att denna Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6200 står i
överensstämmelse med de väsentliga egenskapskrav och övriga relevanta bestämmelser som
framgår av direktiv 1999/5/EG.
Íslenska
[Icelandic]
Hér með lýsir Intel® Corporation yfir því að Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6200 er í samræmi við
grunnkröfur og aðrar kröfur, sem gerðar eru í tilskipun 1999/5/EC.
Intel® WiFi Link 5300 Adapter
This equipment complies with the essential requirements of the European Union directive 1999/5/EC.
Cesky
[Czech]
Intel® Corporation tímto prohlašuje, že tento Intel® WiFi Link 5300 je ve shode se základními
požadavky a dalšími príslušnými ustanoveními smernice 1999/5/ES.
Dansk
[Danish]
Undertegnede Intel® Corporation erklærer herved, at følgende udstyr Intel® WiFi Link 5300
overholder de væsentlige krav og øvrige relevante krav i direktiv 1999/5/EF.
Deutsch
[German]
Hiermit erklärt Intel® Corporation, dass sich das Gerät Intel® WiFi Link 5300 in Übereinstimmung
mit den grundlegenden Anforderungen und den übrigen einschlägigen Bestimmungen der Richtlinie
1999/5/EG befindet.
Esti
[Estonian]
Käesolevaga kinnitab Intel® Corporation seadme Intel® WiFi Link 5300 vastavust direktiivi
1999/5/EÜ põhinõuetele ja nimetatud direktiivist tulenevatele teistele asjakohastele sätetele.
English
Hereby, Intel® Corporation, declares that this Intel® WiFi Link 5300 is in compliance with the
essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC.
Español
[Spanish]
Por medio de la presente Intel® Corporation declara que el Intel® WiFi Link 5300 cumple con los
requisitos esenciales y cualesquiera otras disposiciones aplicables o exigibles de la Directiva
1999/5/CE.
Ελληνική
[Greek]
ΜΕ ΤΗΝ ΠΑΡΟΥSΑ Intel® Corporation ΔΗΛOΝΕΙ ΟΤΙ Intel® WiFi Link 5300 SΥΜΜΟΡFOΝΕΤΑΙ ΠΡΟS
ΤΙS ΟΥSΙOΔΕΙS ΑΠΑΙΤΗSΕΙS ΚΑΙ ΤΙS ΛΟΙΠΕS SΧΕΤΙΚΕS ΔΙΑΤΑΞΕΙS ΤΗS ΟΔΗGΙΑS 1999/5/ΕΚ.
Français
[French]
Par la présente Intel® Corporation déclare que l'appareil Intel® WiFi Link 5300 est conforme aux
exigences essentielles et aux autres dispositions pertinentes de la directive 1999/5/CE.
Italiano
[Italian]
Con la presente Intel® Corporation dichiara che questo Intel® WiFi Link 5300 è conforme ai
requisiti essenziali ed alle altre disposizioni pertinenti stabilite dalla direttiva 1999/5/CE.
Latviski
[Latvian]
Ar šo Intel® Corporation deklare, ka Intel® WiFi Link 5300 atbilst Direktivas 1999/5/EK butiskajam
prasibam un citiem ar to saistitajiem noteikumiem.
Lietuviu
Šiuo Intel® Corporation deklaruoja, kad šis Intel® WiFi Link 5300 atitinka esminius reikalavimus ir
[Lithuanian] kitas 1999/5/EB Direktyvos nuostatas.
Nederlands
[Dutch]
Hierbij verklaart Intel® Corporation dat het toestel Intel® WiFi Link 5300 in overeenstemming is
met de essentiële eisen en de andere relevante bepalingen van richtlijn 1999/5/EG.
Malti
[Maltese]
Hawnhekk, Intel® Corporation, jiddikjara li dan Intel® WiFi Link 5300 jikkonforma mal-htigijiet
essenzjali u ma provvedimenti ohrajn relevanti li hemm fid-Dirrettiva 1999/5/EC.
Magyar
Alulírott, Intel® Corporation nyilatkozom, hogy a Intel® WiFi Link 5300 megfelel a vonatkozó
[Hungarian] alapvetõ követelményeknek és az 1999/5/EC irányelv egyéb elõírásainak.
Norsk
Intel® Corporation erklærer herved at utstyret Intel® WiFi Link 5300 er i samsvar med de
[Norwegian] grunnleggende krav og øvrige relevante krav i direktiv 1999/5/EF.
Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility User's Guide
Polski
[Polish]
Niniejszym, Intel® Corporation, oswiadcza, ze Intel® WiFi Link 5300 jest zgodne z zasadniczymi
wymaganiami oraz innymi stosownymi postanowieniami Dyrektywy 1999/5/WE.
Português
Intel® Corporation declara que este Intel® WiFi Link 5300 está conforme com os requisitos
[Portuguese] essenciais e outras disposições da Directiva 1999/5/CE.
Slovensko
[Slovenian]
Šiuo Intel® Corporation izjavlja, da je ta Intel® WiFi Link 5300 v skladu z bistvenimi zahtevami in
ostalimi relevantnimi dolocili direktive 1999/5/ES.
Slovensky
[Slovak]
Intel® Corporation týmto vyhlasuje, že Intel® WiFi Link 5300 splna základné požiadavky a všetky
príslušné ustanovenia Smernice 1999/5/ES.
Suomi
[Finnish]
Intel® Corporation vakuuttaa täten että Intel ® WiFi Link 5300 tyyppinen laite on direktiivin
1999/5/EY oleellisten vaatimusten ja sitä koskevien direktiivin muiden ehtojen mukainen.
Svenska
[Swedish]
Härmed intygar Intel® Corporation att denna Intel® WiFi Link 5300 står i överensstämmelse med
de väsentliga egenskapskrav och övriga relevanta bestämmelser som framgår av direktiv
1999/5/EG.
Íslenska
[Icelandic]
Hér með lýsir Intel® Corporation yfir því að Intel® WiFi Link 5300 er í samræmi við grunnkröfur
og aðrar kröfur, sem gerðar eru í tilskipun 1999/5/EC.
Intel® WiFi Link 5100 Adapter
This equipment complies with the essential requirements of the European Union directive 1999/5/EC.
Cesky
[Czech]
Intel® Corporation tímto prohlašuje, že tento Intel® WiFi Link 5100 je ve shode se základními
požadavky a dalšími príslušnými ustanoveními smernice 1999/5/ES.
Dansk
[Danish]
Undertegnede Intel® Corporation erklærer herved, at følgende udstyr Intel® WiFi Link 5100
overholder de væsentlige krav og øvrige relevante krav i direktiv 1999/5/EF.
Deutsch
[German]
Hiermit erklärt Intel® Corporation, dass sich das Gerät Intel® WiFi Link 5100 in Übereinstimmung
mit den grundlegenden Anforderungen und den übrigen einschlägigen Bestimmungen der Richtlinie
1999/5/EG befindet.
Esti
[Estonian]
Käesolevaga kinnitab Intel® Corporation seadme Intel® WiFi Link 5100 vastavust direktiivi
1999/5/EÜ põhinõuetele ja nimetatud direktiivist tulenevatele teistele asjakohastele sätetele.
English
Hereby, Intel® Corporation, declares that this Intel® WiFi Link 5100 is in compliance with the
essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC.
Español
[Spanish]
Por medio de la presente Intel® Corporation declara que el Intel® WiFi Link 5100 cumple con los
requisitos esenciales y cualesquiera otras disposiciones aplicables o exigibles de la Directiva
1999/5/CE.
Ελληνική
[Greek]
ΜΕ ΤΗΝ ΠΑΡΟΥSΑ Intel® Corporation ΔΗΛOΝΕΙ ΟΤΙ Intel® WiFi Link 5100 SΥΜΜΟΡFOΝΕΤΑΙ ΠΡΟS
ΤΙS ΟΥSΙOΔΕΙS ΑΠΑΙΤΗSΕΙS ΚΑΙ ΤΙS ΛΟΙΠΕS SΧΕΤΙΚΕS ΔΙΑΤΑΞΕΙS ΤΗS ΟΔΗGΙΑS 1999/5/ΕΚ.
Français
[French]
Par la présente Intel® Corporation déclare que l'appareil Intel® WiFi Link 5100 est conforme aux
exigences essentielles et aux autres dispositions pertinentes de la directive 1999/5/CE.
Italiano
[Italian]
Con la presente Intel® Corporation dichiara che questo Intel® WiFi Link 5100 è conforme ai
requisiti essenziali ed alle altre disposizioni pertinenti stabilite dalla direttiva 1999/5/CE.
Latviski
[Latvian]
Ar šo Intel® Corporation deklare, ka Intel® WiFi Link 5100 atbilst Direktivas 1999/5/EK butiskajam
prasibam un citiem ar to saistitajiem noteikumiem.
Lietuviu
Šiuo Intel® Corporation deklaruoja, kad šis Intel® WiFi Link 5100 atitinka esminius reikalavimus ir
[Lithuanian] kitas 1999/5/EB Direktyvos nuostatas.
Nederlands
[Dutch]
Hierbij verklaart Intel® Corporation dat het toestel Intel® WiFi Link 5100 in overeenstemming is
met de essentiële eisen en de andere relevante bepalingen van richtlijn 1999/5/EG.
Malti
[Maltese]
Hawnhekk, Intel® Corporation, jiddikjara li dan Intel® WiFi Link 5100 jikkonforma mal-htigijiet
essenzjali u ma provvedimenti ohrajn relevanti li hemm fid-Dirrettiva 1999/5/EC.
Magyar
Alulírott, Intel® Corporation nyilatkozom, hogy a Intel® WiFi Link 5100 megfelel a vonatkozó
[Hungarian] alapvetõ követelményeknek és az 1999/5/EC irányelv egyéb elõírásainak.
Norsk
Intel® Corporation erklærer herved at utstyret Intel® WiFi Link 5100 er i samsvar med de
[Norwegian] grunnleggende krav og øvrige relevante krav i direktiv 1999/5/EF.
Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility User's Guide
Polski
[Polish]
Niniejszym, Intel® Corporation, oswiadcza, ze Intel® WiFi Link 5100 jest zgodne z zasadniczymi
wymaganiami oraz innymi stosownymi postanowieniami Dyrektywy 1999/5/WE.
Português
Intel® Corporation declara que este Intel® WiFi Link 5100 está conforme com os requisitos
[Portuguese] essenciais e outras disposições da Directiva 1999/5/CE.
Slovensko
[Slovenian]
Šiuo Intel® Corporation izjavlja, da je ta Intel® WiFi Link 5100 v skladu z bistvenimi zahtevami in
ostalimi relevantnimi dolocili direktive 1999/5/ES.
Slovensky
[Slovak]
Intel® Corporation týmto vyhlasuje, že Intel® WiFi Link 5100 splna základné požiadavky a všetky
príslušné ustanovenia Smernice 1999/5/ES.
Suomi
[Finnish]
Intel® Corporation vakuuttaa täten että Intel® WiFi Link 5100 tyyppinen laite on direktiivin
1999/5/EY oleellisten vaatimusten ja sitä koskevien direktiivin muiden ehtojen mukainen.
Svenska
[Swedish]
Härmed intygar Intel® Corporation att denna Intel® WiFi Link 5100 står i överensstämmelse med
de väsentliga egenskapskrav och övriga relevanta bestämmelser som framgår av direktiv
1999/5/EG.
Íslenska
[Icelandic]
Hér með lýsir Intel® Corporation yfir því að Intel® WiFi Link 5100 er í samræmi við grunnkröfur
og aðrar kröfur, sem gerðar eru í tilskipun 1999/5/EC.
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1000 Adapter
This equipment complies with the essential requirements of the European Union directive 1999/5/EC.
Cesky
[Czech]
Intel® Corporation tímto prohlašuje, že tento Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1000 je ve shode se
základními požadavky a dalšími príslušnými ustanoveními smernice 1999/5/ES.
Dansk
[Danish]
Undertegnede Intel® Corporation erklærer herved, at følgende udstyr Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N
1000 overholder de væsentlige krav og øvrige relevante krav i direktiv 1999/5/EF.
Deutsch
[German]
Hiermit erklärt Intel® Corporation, dass sich das Gerät Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1000 in
Übereinstimmung mit den grundlegenden Anforderungen und den übrigen einschlägigen
Bestimmungen der Richtlinie 1999/5/EG befindet.
Esti
[Estonian]
Käesolevaga kinnitab Intel® Corporation seadme Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1000 vastavust
direktiivi 1999/5/EÜ põhinõuetele ja nimetatud direktiivist tulenevatele teistele asjakohastele
sätetele.
English
Hereby, Intel® Corporation, declares that this Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1000 is in compliance
with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC.
Español
[Spanish]
Por medio de la presente Intel® Corporation declara que el Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1000
cumple con los requisitos esenciales y cualesquiera otras disposiciones aplicables o exigibles de la
Directiva 1999/5/CE.
Ελληνική
[Greek]
ΜΕ ΤΗΝ ΠΑΡΟΥSΑ Intel® Corporation ΔΗΛOΝΕΙ ΟΤΙ Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1000
SΥΜΜΟΡFOΝΕΤΑΙ ΠΡΟS ΤΙS ΟΥSΙOΔΕΙS ΑΠΑΙΤΗSΕΙS ΚΑΙ ΤΙS ΛΟΙΠΕS SΧΕΤΙΚΕS ΔΙΑΤΑΞΕΙS ΤΗS
ΟΔΗGΙΑS 1999/5/ΕΚ.
Français
[French]
Par la présente Intel® Corporation déclare que l'appareil Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1000 est
conforme aux exigences essentielles et aux autres dispositions pertinentes de la directive
1999/5/CE.
Italiano
[Italian]
Con la presente Intel® Corporation dichiara che questo Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1000 è
conforme ai requisiti essenziali ed alle altre disposizioni pertinenti stabilite dalla direttiva 1999/5/CE.
Latviski
[Latvian]
Ar šo Intel® Corporation deklare, ka Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1000 atbilst Direktivas
1999/5/EK butiskajam prasibam un citiem ar to saistitajiem noteikumiem.
Lietuviu
Šiuo Intel® Corporation deklaruoja, kad šis Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1000 atitinka esminius
[Lithuanian] reikalavimus ir kitas 1999/5/EB Direktyvos nuostatas.
Nederlands
[Dutch]
Hierbij verklaart Intel® Corporation dat het toestel Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1000 in
overeenstemming is met de essentiële eisen en de andere relevante bepalingen van richtlijn
1999/5/EG.
Malti
[Maltese]
Hawnhekk, Intel® Corporation, jiddikjara li dan Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1000 jikkonforma
mal-htigijiet essenzjali u ma provvedimenti ohrajn relevanti li hemm fid-Dirrettiva 1999/5/EC.
Magyar
Alulírott, Intel® Corporation nyilatkozom, hogy a Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1000 megfelel a
Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility User's Guide
[Hungarian] vonatkozó alapvetõ követelményeknek és az 1999/5/EC irányelv egyéb elõírásainak.
Norsk
Intel® Corporation erklærer herved at utstyret Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1000 er i samsvar
[Norwegian] med de grunnleggende krav og øvrige relevante krav i direktiv 1999/5/EF.
Polski
[Polish]
Niniejszym, Intel® Corporation, oswiadcza, ze Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1000 jest zgodne z
zasadniczymi wymaganiami oraz innymi stosownymi postanowieniami Dyrektywy 1999/5/WE.
Português
Intel® Corporation declara que este Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1000 está conforme com os
[Portuguese] requisitos essenciais e outras disposições da Directiva 1999/5/CE.
Slovensko
[Slovenian]
Šiuo Intel® Corporation izjavlja, da je ta Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1000 v skladu z bistvenimi
zahtevami in ostalimi relevantnimi dolocili direktive 1999/5/ES.
Slovensky
[Slovak]
Intel® Corporation týmto vyhlasuje, že Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1000 splna základné
požiadavky a všetky príslušné ustanovenia Smernice 1999/5/ES.
Suomi
[Finnish]
Intel® Corporation vakuuttaa täten että Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1000 tyyppinen laite on
direktiivin 1999/5/EY oleellisten vaatimusten ja sitä koskevien direktiivin muiden ehtojen mukainen.
Svenska
[Swedish]
Härmed intygar Intel® Corporation att denna Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1000 står i
överensstämmelse med de väsentliga egenskapskrav och övriga relevanta bestämmelser som
framgår av direktiv 1999/5/EG.
Íslenska
[Icelandic]
Hér með lýsir Intel® Corporation yfir því að Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1000 er í samræmi við
grunnkröfur og aðrar kröfur, sem gerðar eru í tilskipun 1999/5/EC.
Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN Adapter
This equipment complies with the essential requirements of the European Union directive 1999/5/EC.
Cesky
[Czech]
Intel® Corporation tímto prohlašuje, že tento Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN je ve shode se
základními požadavky a dalšími príslušnými ustanoveními smernice 1999/5/ES.
Dansk
[Danish]
Undertegnede Intel® Corporation erklærer herved, at følgende udstyr Intel® Wireless WiFi Link
4965AGN overholder de væsentlige krav og øvrige relevante krav i direktiv 1999/5/EF.
Deutsch
[German]
Hiermit erklärt Intel® Corporation, dass sich das Gerät Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN in
Übereinstimmung mit den grundlegenden Anforderungen und den übrigen einschlägigen
Bestimmungen der Richtlinie 1999/5/EG befindet.
Esti
[Estonian]
Käesolevaga kinnitab Intel® Corporation seadme Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN vastavust
direktiivi 1999/5/EÜ põhinõuetele ja nimetatud direktiivist tulenevatele teistele asjakohastele
sätetele.
English
Hereby, Intel® Corporation, declares that this Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN is in compliance
with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC.
Español
[Spanish]
Por medio de la presente Intel® Corporation declara que el Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
cumple con los requisitos esenciales y cualesquiera otras disposiciones aplicables o exigibles de la
Directiva 1999/5/CE.
Ελληνική
[Greek]
ΜΕ ΤΗΝ ΠΑΡΟΥSΑ Intel® Corporation ΔΗΛOΝΕΙ ΟΤΙ Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
SΥΜΜΟΡFOΝΕΤΑΙ ΠΡΟS ΤΙS ΟΥSΙOΔΕΙS ΑΠΑΙΤΗSΕΙS ΚΑΙ ΤΙS ΛΟΙΠΕS SΧΕΤΙΚΕS ΔΙΑΤΑΞΕΙS ΤΗS
ΟΔΗGΙΑS 1999/5/ΕΚ.
Français
[French]
Par la présente Intel® Corporation déclare que l'appareil Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN est
conforme aux exigences essentielles et aux autres dispositions pertinentes de la directive
1999/5/CE.
Italiano
[Italian]
Con la presente Intel® Corporation dichiara che questo Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN è
conforme ai requisiti essenziali ed alle altre disposizioni pertinenti stabilite dalla direttiva 1999/5/CE.
Latviski
[Latvian]
Ar šo Intel® Corporation deklare, ka Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN atbilst Direktivas
1999/5/EK butiskajam prasibam un citiem ar to saistitajiem noteikumiem.
Lietuviu
Šiuo Intel® Corporation deklaruoja, kad šis Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN atitinka esminius
[Lithuanian] reikalavimus ir kitas 1999/5/EB Direktyvos nuostatas.
Nederlands
[Dutch]
Hierbij verklaart Intel® Corporation dat het toestel Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN in
overeenstemming is met de essentiële eisen en de andere relevante bepalingen van richtlijn
1999/5/EG.
Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility User's Guide
Malti
[Maltese]
Hawnhekk, Intel® Corporation, jiddikjara li dan Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN jikkonforma
mal-htigijiet essenzjali u ma provvedimenti ohrajn relevanti li hemm fid-Dirrettiva 1999/5/EC.
Magyar
Alulírott, Intel® Corporation nyilatkozom, hogy a Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN megfelel a
[Hungarian] vonatkozó alapvetõ követelményeknek és az 1999/5/EC irányelv egyéb elõírásainak.
Norsk
Intel® Corporation erklærer herved at utstyret Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN er i samsvar
[Norwegian] med de grunnleggende krav og øvrige relevante krav i direktiv 1999/5/EF.
Polski
[Polish]
Niniejszym, Intel® Corporation, oswiadcza, ze Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN jest zgodne z
zasadniczymi wymaganiami oraz innymi stosownymi postanowieniami Dyrektywy 1999/5/WE.
Português
Intel® Corporation declara que este Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN está conforme com os
[Portuguese] requisitos essenciais e outras disposições da Directiva 1999/5/CE.
Slovensko
[Slovenian]
Šiuo Intel® Corporation izjavlja, da je ta Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN v skladu z bistvenimi
zahtevami in ostalimi relevantnimi dolocili direktive 1999/5/ES.
Slovensky
[Slovak]
Intel® Corporation týmto vyhlasuje, že Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN splna základné
požiadavky a všetky príslušné ustanovenia Smernice 1999/5/ES.
Suomi
[Finnish]
Intel® Corporation vakuuttaa täten että Intel ® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN tyyppinen laite on
direktiivin 1999/5/EY oleellisten vaatimusten ja sitä koskevien direktiivin muiden ehtojen mukainen.
Svenska
[Swedish]
Härmed intygar Intel® Corporation att denna Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN står i
överensstämmelse med de väsentliga egenskapskrav och övriga relevanta bestämmelser som
framgår av direktiv 1999/5/EG.
Íslenska
[Icelandic]
Hér með lýsir Intel® Corporation yfir því að Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN er í samræmi við
grunnkröfur og aðrar kröfur, sem gerðar eru í tilskipun 1999/5/EC.
Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AG_ Adapter
This equipment complies with the essential requirements of the European Union directive 1999/5/EC.
Cesky
[Czech]
Intel® Corporation tímto prohlašuje, že tento Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AG_ je ve shode se
základními požadavky a dalšími príslušnými ustanoveními smernice 1999/5/ES.
Dansk
[Danish]
Undertegnede Intel® Corporation erklærer herved, at følgende udstyr Intel® Wireless WiFi Link
4965AG_ overholder de væsentlige krav og øvrige relevante krav i direktiv 1999/5/EF.
Deutsch
[German]
Hiermit erklärt Intel® Corporation, dass sich das Gerät Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AG_ in
Übereinstimmung mit den grundlegenden Anforderungen und den übrigen einschlägigen
Bestimmungen der Richtlinie 1999/5/EG befindet.
Esti
[Estonian]
Käesolevaga kinnitab Intel® Corporation seadme Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AG_ vastavust
direktiivi 1999/5/EÜ põhinõuetele ja nimetatud direktiivist tulenevatele teistele asjakohastele
sätetele.
English
Hereby, Intel® Corporation, declares that this Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AG_ is in compliance
with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC.
Español
[Spanish]
Por medio de la presente Intel® Corporation declara que el Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AG_
cumple con los requisitos esenciales y cualesquiera otras disposiciones aplicables o exigibles de la
Directiva 1999/5/CE.
Ελληνική
[Greek]
ΜΕ ΤΗΝ ΠΑΡΟΥSΑ Intel® Corporation ΔΗΛOΝΕΙ ΟΤΙ Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AG_
SΥΜΜΟΡFOΝΕΤΑΙ ΠΡΟS ΤΙS ΟΥSΙOΔΕΙS ΑΠΑΙΤΗSΕΙS ΚΑΙ ΤΙS ΛΟΙΠΕS SΧΕΤΙΚΕS ΔΙΑΤΑΞΕΙS ΤΗS
ΟΔΗGΙΑS 1999/5/ΕΚ.
Français
[French]
Par la présente Intel® Corporation déclare que l'appareil Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AG_ est
conforme aux exigences essentielles et aux autres dispositions pertinentes de la directive
1999/5/CE.
Italiano
[Italian]
Con la presente Intel® Corporation dichiara che questo Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AG_ è
conforme ai requisiti essenziali ed alle altre disposizioni pertinenti stabilite dalla direttiva 1999/5/CE.
Latviski
[Latvian]
Ar šo Intel® Corporation deklare, ka Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AG_ atbilst Direktivas
1999/5/EK butiskajam prasibam un citiem ar to saistitajiem noteikumiem.
Lietuviu
Šiuo Intel® Corporation deklaruoja, kad šis Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AG_ atitinka esminius
Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility User's Guide
[Lithuanian] reikalavimus ir kitas 1999/5/EB Direktyvos nuostatas.
Nederlands
[Dutch]
Hierbij verklaart Intel® Corporation dat het toestel Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AG_ in
overeenstemming is met de essentiële eisen en de andere relevante bepalingen van richtlijn
1999/5/EG.
Malti
[Maltese]
Hawnhekk, Intel® Corporation, jiddikjara li dan Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AG_ jikkonforma
mal-htigijiet essenzjali u ma provvedimenti ohrajn relevanti li hemm fid-Dirrettiva 1999/5/EC.
Magyar
Alulírott, Intel® Corporation nyilatkozom, hogy a Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AG_ megfelel a
[Hungarian] vonatkozó alapvetõ követelményeknek és az 1999/5/EC irányelv egyéb elõírásainak.
Norsk
Intel® Corporation erklærer herved at utstyret Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AG_ er i samsvar
[Norwegian] med de grunnleggende krav og øvrige relevante krav i direktiv 1999/5/EF.
Polski
[Polish]
Niniejszym, Intel® Corporation, oswiadcza, ze Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AG_ jest zgodne z
zasadniczymi wymaganiami oraz innymi stosownymi postanowieniami Dyrektywy 1999/5/WE.
Português
Intel® Corporation declara que este Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AG_ está conforme com os
[Portuguese] requisitos essenciais e outras disposições da Directiva 1999/5/CE.
Slovensko
[Slovenian]
Šiuo Intel® Corporation izjavlja, da je ta Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AG_ v skladu z bistvenimi
zahtevami in ostalimi relevantnimi dolocili direktive 1999/5/ES.
Slovensky
[Slovak]
Intel® Corporation týmto vyhlasuje, že Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AG_ splna základné
požiadavky a všetky príslušné ustanovenia Smernice 1999/5/ES.
Suomi
[Finnish]
Intel® Corporation vakuuttaa täten että Intel ® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN tyyppinen laite on
direktiivin 1999/5/EY oleellisten vaatimusten ja sitä koskevien direktiivin muiden ehtojen mukainen.
Svenska
[Swedish]
Härmed intygar Intel® Corporation att denna Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AG_ står i
överensstämmelse med de väsentliga egenskapskrav och övriga relevanta bestämmelser som
framgår av direktiv 1999/5/EG.
Íslenska
[Icelandic]
Hér með lýsir Intel® Corporation yfir því að Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AG_ er í samræmi við
grunnkröfur og aðrar kröfur, sem gerðar eru í tilskipun 1999/5/EC.
Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
This equipment complies with the essential requirements of the European Union directive 1999/5/EC.
Cesky
[Czech]
Intel® Corporation tímto prohlašuje, že tento Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection je
ve shode se základními požadavky a dalšími príslušnými ustanoveními smernice 1999/5/ES.
Dansk
[Danish]
Undertegnede Intel® Corporation erklærer herved, at følgende udstyr Intel® PRO/Wireless
3945ABG Network Connection overholder de væsentlige krav og øvrige relevante krav i direktiv
1999/5/EF.
Deutsch
[German]
Hiermit erklärt Intel® Corporation, dass sich das Gerät Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network
Connection in Übereinstimmung mit den grundlegenden Anforderungen und den übrigen
einschlägigen Bestimmungen der Richtlinie 1999/5/EG befindet.
Esti
[Estonian]
Käesolevaga kinnitab Intel® Corporation seadme Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network
Connection vastavust direktiivi 1999/5/EÜ põhinõuetele ja nimetatud direktiivist tulenevatele
teistele asjakohastele sätetele.
English
Hereby, Intel® Corporation, declares that this Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection is
in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC.
Español
[Spanish]
Por medio de la presente Intel® Corporation declara que el Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network
Connection cumple con los requisitos esenciales y cualesquiera otras disposiciones aplicables o
exigibles de la Directiva 1999/5/CE.
Ελληνική
[Greek]
ΜΕ ΤΗΝ ΠΑΡΟΥSΑ Intel® Corporation ΔΗΛOΝΕΙ ΟΤΙ Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network
Connection SΥΜΜΟΡFOΝΕΤΑΙ ΠΡΟS ΤΙS ΟΥSΙOΔΕΙS ΑΠΑΙΤΗSΕΙS ΚΑΙ ΤΙS ΛΟΙΠΕS SΧΕΤΙΚΕS
ΔΙΑΤΑΞΕΙS ΤΗS ΟΔΗGΙΑS 1999/5/ΕΚ.
Français
[French]
Par la présente Intel® Corporation déclare que l'appareil Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network
Connection est conforme aux exigences essentielles et aux autres dispositions pertinentes de la
directive 1999/5/CE.
Italiano
Con la presente Intel® Corporation dichiara che questo Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network
Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility User's Guide
[Italian]
Connectionè conforme ai requisiti essenziali ed alle altre disposizioni pertinenti stabilite dalla
direttiva 1999/5/CE.
Latviski
[Latvian]
Ar šo Intel® Corporationdeklare, ka Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection atbilst
Direktivas 1999/5/EK butiskajam prasibam un citiem ar to saistitajiem noteikumiem.
Lietuviu
Šiuo Intel® Corporation deklaruoja, kad šis Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
[Lithuanian] atitinka esminius reikalavimus ir kitas 1999/5/EB Direktyvos nuostatas.
Nederlands
[Dutch]
Hierbij verklaart Intel® Corporation dat het toestel Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network
Connection in overeenstemming is met de essentiële eisen en de andere relevante bepalingen van
richtlijn 1999/5/EG.
Malti
[Maltese]
Hawnhekk, Intel® Corporation, jiddikjara li dan Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
jikkonforma mal-htigijiet essenzjali u ma provvedimenti ohrajn relevanti li hemm fid-Dirrettiva
1999/5/EC.
Magyar
Alulírott, Intel® Corporation nyilatkozom, hogy a Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network
[Hungarian] Connection megfelel a vonatkozó alapvetõ követelményeknek és az 1999/5/EC irányelv egyéb
elõírásainak.
Norsk
Intel® Corporation erklærer herved at utstyret Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
[Norwegian] er i samsvar med de grunnleggende krav og øvrige relevante krav i direktiv 1999/5/EF.
Polski
[Polish]
Niniejszym, Intel® Corporation, oswiadcza, ze Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
jest zgodne z zasadniczymi wymaganiami oraz innymi stosownymi postanowieniami Dyrektywy
1999/5/WE.
Português
Intel® Corporation declara que este Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection está
[Portuguese] conforme com os requisitos essenciais e outras disposições da Directiva 1999/5/CE.
Slovensko
[Slovenian]
Šiuo Intel® Corporation izjavlja, da je ta Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection v
skladu z bistvenimi zahtevami in ostalimi relevantnimi dolocili direktive 1999/5/ES.
Slovensky
[Slovak]
Intel® Corporation týmto vyhlasuje, že Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection splna
základné požiadavky a všetky príslušné ustanovenia Smernice 1999/5/ES.
Suomi
[Finnish]
Intel® Corporation vakuuttaa täten että Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
tyyppinen laite on direktiivin 1999/5/EY oleellisten vaatimusten ja sitä koskevien direktiivin muiden
ehtojen mukainen.
Svenska
[Swedish]
Härmed intygar Intel® Corporation att denna Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
står i överensstämmelse med de väsentliga egenskapskrav och övriga relevanta bestämmelser som
framgår av direktiv 1999/5/EG.
Íslenska
[Icelandic]
Hér með lýsir Intel® Corporation yfir því að Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection er í
samræmi við grunnkröfur og aðrar kröfur, sem gerðar eru í tilskipun 1999/5/EC.
Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945BG Network Connection
This equipment complies with the essential requirements of the European Union directive 1999/5/EC.
Cesky
[Czech]
Intel® Corporation tímto prohlašuje, že tento Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945BG Network Connection je
ve shode se základními požadavky a dalšími príslušnými ustanoveními smernice 1999/5/ES.
Dansk
[Danish]
Undertegnede Intel® Corporation erklærer herved, at følgende udstyr Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945BG
Network Connection overholder de væsentlige krav og øvrige relevante krav i direktiv 1999/5/EF.
Deutsch
[German]
Hiermit erklärt Intel® Corporation, dass sich das Gerät Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945BG Network
Connection in Übereinstimmung mit den grundlegenden Anforderungen und den übrigen
einschlägigen Bestimmungen der Richtlinie 1999/5/EG befindet.
Esti
[Estonian]
Käesolevaga kinnitab Intel® Corporation seadme Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945BG Network Connection
vastavust direktiivi 1999/5/EÜ põhinõuetele ja nimetatud direktiivist tulenevatele teistele
asjakohastele sätetele.
English
Hereby, Intel® Corporation, declares that this Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945BG Network Connection is
in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC.
Español
[Spanish]
Por medio de la presente Intel® Corporation declara que el Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945BG Network
Connection cumple con los requisitos esenciales y cualesquiera otras disposiciones aplicables o
Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility User's Guide
exigibles de la Directiva 1999/5/CE.
Ελληνική
[Greek]
ΜΕ ΤΗΝ ΠΑΡΟΥSΑ Intel® Corporation ΔΗΛOΝΕΙ ΟΤΙ Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945BG Network
Connection SΥΜΜΟΡFOΝΕΤΑΙ ΠΡΟS ΤΙS ΟΥSΙOΔΕΙS ΑΠΑΙΤΗSΕΙS ΚΑΙ ΤΙS ΛΟΙΠΕS SΧΕΤΙΚΕS
ΔΙΑΤΑΞΕΙS ΤΗS ΟΔΗGΙΑS 1999/5/ΕΚ.
Français
[French]
Par la présente Intel® Corporation déclare que l'appareil Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945BG Network
Connection est conforme aux exigences essentielles et aux autres dispositions pertinentes de la
directive 1999/5/CE.
Italiano
[Italian]
Con la presente Intel® Corporation dichiara che questo Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945BG Network
Connectionè conforme ai requisiti essenziali ed alle altre disposizioni pertinenti stabilite dalla
direttiva 1999/5/CE.
Latviski
[Latvian]
Ar šo Intel® Corporationdeklare, ka Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945BG Network Connection atbilst
Direktivas 1999/5/EK butiskajam prasibam un citiem ar to saistitajiem noteikumiem.
Lietuviu
Šiuo Intel® Corporation deklaruoja, kad šis Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945BG Network Connection
[Lithuanian] atitinka esminius reikalavimus ir kitas 1999/5/EB Direktyvos nuostatas.
Nederlands
[Dutch]
Hierbij verklaart Intel® Corporation dat het toestel Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945BG Network
Connection in overeenstemming is met de essentiële eisen en de andere relevante bepalingen van
richtlijn 1999/5/EG.
Malti
[Maltese]
Hawnhekk, Intel® Corporation, jiddikjara li dan Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945BG Network Connection
jikkonforma mal-htigijiet essenzjali u ma provvedimenti ohrajn relevanti li hemm fid-Dirrettiva
1999/5/EC.
Magyar
Alulírott, Intel® Corporation nyilatkozom, hogy a Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945BG Network Connection
[Hungarian] megfelel a vonatkozó alapvetõ követelményeknek és az 1999/5/EC irányelv egyéb elõírásainak.
Norsk
Intel® Corporation erklærer herved at utstyret Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945BG Network Connection er
[Norwegian] i samsvar med de grunnleggende krav og øvrige relevante krav i direktiv 1999/5/EF.
Polski
[Polish]
Niniejszym, Intel® Corporation, oswiadcza, ze Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945BG Network Connection
jest zgodne z zasadniczymi wymaganiami oraz innymi stosownymi postanowieniami Dyrektywy
1999/5/WE.
Português
Intel® Corporation declara que este Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945BG Network Connection está
[Portuguese] conforme com os requisitos essenciais e outras disposições da Directiva 1999/5/CE.
Slovensko
[Slovenian]
Šiuo Intel® Corporation izjavlja, da je ta Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945BG Network Connection v
skladu z bistvenimi zahtevami in ostalimi relevantnimi dolocili direktive 1999/5/ES.
Slovensky
[Slovak]
Intel® Corporation týmto vyhlasuje, že Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945BG Network Connection splna
základné požiadavky a všetky príslušné ustanovenia Smernice 1999/5/ES.
Suomi
[Finnish]
Intel® Corporation vakuuttaa täten että Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945BG Network Connection
tyyppinen laite on direktiivin 1999/5/EY oleellisten vaatimusten ja sitä koskevien direktiivin muiden
ehtojen mukainen.
Svenska
[Swedish]
Härmed intygar Intel® Corporation att denna Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945BG Network Connection
står i överensstämmelse med de väsentliga egenskapskrav och övriga relevanta bestämmelser som
framgår av direktiv 1999/5/EG.
Íslenska
[Icelandic]
Hér með lýsir Intel® Corporation yfir því að Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945BG Network Connection er í
samræmi við grunnkröfur og aðrar kröfur, sem gerðar eru í tilskipun 1999/5/EC.
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Trademarks and Disclaimers
Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility User's Guide
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Specifications
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300
Centrino® Advanced-N + WiMAX 6250
Centrino® Advanced-N 6200
WiMAX/WiFi Link 5350
WiMAX/WiFi Link 5150
WiFi Link 5300
WiFi Link 5100
Centrino® Wireless-N 1000
Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
Wireless WiFi Link 4965AG_
PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
PRO/Wireless 3945BG Network Connection
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6200 and Intel® Centrino® Ultimate-N
6300
Form Factor PCI Express* Full-Mini Card and Half-Mini Card
Dimensions
Full-Mini Card: Width 2.00 in x Length 1.18 in x Height 0.18 in
(50.95 mm x 30 mm x 4.5 mm)
Half-Mini Card: Width 1.049 in x Length 1.18 in x Height 0.18 in
(26.64 mm x 30 mm x 4.5 mm)
Antenna
Interface
Connector
Hirose U.FL-R-SMT mates with cable connector U.FL-LP-066
Antenna
Diversity
On-board diversity
Connector
Interface
52-pin Mini Card edge connector
Voltage
3.3 V
Operating
0 to +80 degrees Celsius
Temperature
Humidity
50% to 95% non-condensing (at temperatures of 25 ºC to 35 ºC)
Frequency 5 GHz (802.11a/n)
Modulation
2.4 GHz (802.11b/g/n)
Frequency
band
5.15 GHz - 5.85 GHz (dependent 2.400 - 2.4835 GHz (dependent
on country)
on country)
Modulation
BPSK, QPSK, 16 QAM, 64 QAM
CCK, DQPSK, DBPSK
Wireless
Medium
5 GHz UNII: Orthogonal
Frequency Division Multiplexing
(OFDM)
2.4 GHz ISM: Orthogonal
Frequency Division Multiplexing
(OFDM)
Channels
4 to 12 (dependent on country)
Channel 1-11 (US only)
Channel 1-13 (Japan, Europe)
IEEE
802.11n
Data Rates
Intel® Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300
Tx/Rx: 450, 405, 360, 300, 270, 243, 240, 216.7, 195, 180, 173.3,
150, 144, 135, 130, 120, 117, 115.5, 90, 86.667, 72.2, 65, 60,
57.8, 45, 43.3, 30, 28.9, 21.7, 15, 14.4, 7.2 Mbps
Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility User's Guide
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6200
Tx/Rx: 300, 270, 243, 240, 180, 150, 144, 135, 130, 120, 117,
115.5, 90, 86.667, 72.2, 65, 60, 57.8, 45, 43.3, 30, 28.9, 21.7,
15, 14.4, 7.2 Mbps
IEEE
802.11a
Data Rates
54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9, 6 Mbps
IEEE
802.11g
Data Rates
54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9, 6 Mbps
IEEE
802.11b
Data Rates
11, 5.5, 2, 1 Mbps
General
Microsoft Windows* XP (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows Vista* (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows* 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Operating
Systems
Wi-Fi
Alliance*
certification
Wi-Fi* certification for 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11a, 802.11h,
802.11d, WPA-Personal, WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Personal, WPA2Enterprise, WMM, WMM Power Save, EAP-SIM, LEAP, PEAP, TKIP,
EAP-FAST, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, EAP-AKA
Cisco
Compatible
Extensions
certification
Cisco Compatible Extensions, v4.0
WLAN
Standard
IEEE 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a, 802.11n
Architecture Infrastructure or ad hoc (peer-to-peer) operating modes
Security
WPA-Personal, WPA2-Personal, WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise,
AES-CCMP 128-bit, WEP 128-bit and 64-bit; 802.1X: EAP-SIM,
LEAP, PEAP, TKIP, EAP-FAST, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, EAP-AKA
Product
Safety
UL, C-UL, CB (IEC 60590)
Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N + WiMAX 6250
Form Factor PCI Express* Full-Mini Card and Half-Mini Card
Dimensions
Full-Mini Card: Width 2.00 in x Length 1.18 in x Height 0.18 in
(50.95 mm x 30 mm x 4.5 mm)
Half-Mini Card: Width 1.049 in x Length 1.18 in x Height 0.18 in
(26.64 mm x 30 mm x 4.5 mm)
Antenna
Interface
Connector
Hirose U.FL-R-SMT mates with cable connector U.FL-LP-066
Antenna
Diversity
On-board diversity
Connector
Interface
52-pin Mini Card edge connector
Voltage
3.3 V
Operating
0 to +80 degrees Celsius
Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility User's Guide
Temperature
Humidity
50% to 95% non-condensing (at temperatures of 25 ºC to 35 ºC)
Frequency 5 GHz (802.11a/n)
Modulation
2.4 GHz (802.11b/g/n)
Frequency
band
5.15 GHz - 5.85 GHz (dependent 2.400 - 2.4835 GHz (dependent
on country)
on country)
Modulation
BPSK, QPSK, 16 QAM, 64 QAM
CCK, DQPSK, DBPSK
Wireless
Medium
5 GHz UNII: Orthogonal
Frequency Division Multiplexing
(OFDM)
2.4 GHz ISM: Orthogonal
Frequency Division Multiplexing
(OFDM)
Channels
4 to 12 (dependent on country)
Channel 1-11 (US only)
Channel 1-13 (Japan, Europe)
IEEE
802.11n
Data Rates
Tx/Rx: 300, 270, 243, 240, 180, 150, 144, 135, 130, 120, 117,
115.5, 90, 86.667, 72.2, 65, 60, 57.8, 45, 43.3, 30, 28.9, 21.7,
15, 14.4, 7.2 Mbps
IEEE
802.11a
Data Rates
54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9, 6 Mbps
IEEE
802.11g
Data Rates
54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9, 6 Mbps
IEEE
802.11b
Data Rates
11, 5.5, 2, 1 Mbps
General
Operating
Systems
Microsoft Windows* XP (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows Vista* (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows* 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Wi-Fi
Alliance*
certification
Wi-Fi* certification for 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11a, 802.11h,
802.11d, WPA-Personal, WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Personal, WPA2Enterprise, WMM, WMM Power Save, EAP-SIM, LEAP, PEAP, TKIP,
EAP-FAST, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, EAP-AKA
Cisco
Compatible
Extensions
certification
Cisco Compatible Extensions, v4.0
WLAN
Standard
IEEE 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a, 802.11n
Architecture Infrastructure or ad hoc (peer-to-peer) operating modes
Security
WPA-Personal, WPA2-Personal, WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise,
AES-CCMP 128-bit, WEP 128-bit and 64-bit; 802.1X: EAP-SIM,
LEAP, PEAP, TKIP, EAP-FAST, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, EAP-AKA
Product
Safety
UL, C-UL, CB (IEC 60590)
WiMAX
Frequency
band
2.5-2.7 GHz (3A Profile)
Modulation
UL - QPSK, 16 QAM
DL - QPSK, 16 QAM, 64 QAM
Wireless
Duplex mode: TDD operations
Scalable OFDMA (SOFDMA): 512
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Medium
and 1024 FFT
sub-carrier permutation: PUSC
WiMAX
Network
Release
Feature set
Channel bandwidths: 5 MHz and
10 MHz
SPWG/NWG Release 1.0
SPWG/NWG Release 1.5
Rate
10 Mbps DL and 4 Mbps UL @ peak rate
Performance (OTA performance, 10MHz channel)
RF
Transmitter
Output
Power
Compliance with Power class 2
WiMAX
General
Microsoft Windows* XP (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows Vista* (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows* 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Operating
Systems
Standard
Compliance
802.16e-2005 Corrigenda 2 (D4)
WiMAX
System
Profile
Feature set
Mobile WiMAX release 1, Wave II
Security
Key Management Protocol (PKMv2)
Encryption
128-bit CCMP (Counter-Mode/CBC-MAC) based on AES encryption
Profile 3A
Intel® WiMAX/WiFi Link 5350 and Intel® WiMAX/WiFi Link 5150
WiFi /
WiMAX
Form Factor PCI Express* Mini Card or Half-Mini Card
SKUs
Intel® WiMAX/WiFi Link 5350 - 3x3 MC
Intel® WiMAX/WiFi Link 5150 - 1x2 MC/HMC
Dimensions
Mini Card: Width 2.0 in x Length 1.18 in x Height 0.18 in (50.80
mm x 30 mm x 4.5 mm)
Half-Mini Card: Width 1.049 in x Length 1.18 in x Height 0.18 in
(26.64 mm x 30 mm x 4.5 mm)
Antenna
Interface
Connector
Hirose U.FL-R-SMT mates with cable connector U.FL-LP-066
Antenna
Diversity
On-board diversity
Connector
Interface
53-pin Mini Card edge connector
Voltage
3.3 V
Operating
0 to +80 degrees Celsius
Temperature
Humidity
50% to 90% non-condensing (at temperatures of 25 ºC to 35 ºC)
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WiFi
Frequency 5 GHz (802.11a/n)
Modulation
2.4 GHz (802.11b/g/n)
Frequency
band
5.15 GHz - 5.85 GHz (dependent 2.41-2.474 GHz (dependent on
on country)
country)
Modulation
BPSK, QPSK, 16 QAM, 64 QAM
CCK, DQPSK, DBPSK
Wireless
Medium
5 GHz UNII: Orthogonal
Frequency Division Multiplexing
(OFDM)
2.4 GHz ISM: Orthogonal
Frequency Division Multiplexing
(OFDM)
Channels
4 to 12 (dependent on country)
Channel 1-11 (US only)
Channel 1-13 (Japan, Europe)
IEEE
802.11n
Data Rates
Intel® WiFi Link 5350
450, 405, 360, 300, 270, 243, 240, 216.7, 195, 180, 173.3, 150,
144, 135, 130, 120, 117, 115.5, 90, 86.667, 72.2, 65, 60, 57.8,
45, 43.3, 30, 28.9, 21.7, 15, 14.4, 7.2 Mbps
Intel® WiFi Link 5150
300, 270, 243, 240, 180, 150, 144, 135, 130, 120, 117, 115.5, 90,
86.667, 72.2, 65, 60, 57.8, 45, 43.3, 30, 28.9, 21.7, 15, 14.4, 7.2
Mbps
IEEE
802.11a
Data Rates
54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9, 6 Mbps
IEEE
802.11g
Data Rates
54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9, 6 Mbps
IEEE
802.11b
Data Rates
11, 5.5, 2, 1 Mbps
WiFi
General
Operating
Systems
Microsoft Windows* XP (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows Vista* (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows* 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Wi-Fi
Alliance*
certification
Wi-Fi* certification for 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11a, 802.11h,
802.11d, WPA-Personal, WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Personal, WPA2Enterprise, WMM, WMM Power Save, EAP-SIM, LEAP, PEAP, TKIP,
EAP-FAST, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS
Cisco
Compatible
Extensions
certification
Cisco Compatible Extensions, v4.0
WLAN
Standard
IEEE 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a, 802.11n
Architecture Infrastructure or ad hoc (peer-to-peer) operating modes
Security
WPA-Personal, WPA2-Personal, WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise,
802.1X: EAP-SIM, LEAP, PEAP, EAP-FAST, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, EAPAKA
Encryption
AES-CCMP 128-bit, WEP 128-bit and 64-bit, CKIP, TKIP
Product
Safety
UL, C-UL, CB (IEC 60590)
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WiMAX
Frequency
band
2.5-2.7 GHz (3A Profile)
Modulation
UL - QPSK, 16 QAM
DL - QPSK, 16 QAM, 64 QAM
Wireless
Medium
WiMAX
Network
Release
Feature set
Duplex mode: TDD operations
Scalable OFDMA (SOFDMA): 512
and 1024 FFT
sub-carrier permutation: PUSC
Channel bandwidths: 5 MHz and
10 MHz
SPWG/NWG Release 1.0
SPWG/NWG Release 1.5
Rate
10 Mbps DL and 4 Mbps UL @ peak rate
Performance (OTA performance, 10MHz channel)
RF
Transmitter
Output
Power
Compliance with Power class 2
WiMAX
General
Operating
Systems
Microsoft Windows* XP (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows Vista* (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows* 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Standard
Compliance
802.16e-2005 Corrigenda 2 (D4)
WiMAX
System
Profile
Feature set
Mobile WiMAX release 1, Wave II
Security
Key Management Protocol (PKMv2)
Encryption
128-bit CCMP (Counter-Mode/CBC-MAC) based on AES encryption
Profile 3A
Intel® WiFi Link 5100 and Intel® WiFi Link 5300
Form Factor PCI Express* Full-Mini Card and Half-Mini Card
Dimensions
Full-Mini Card: Width 2.00 in x Length 1.18 in x Height 0.18 in
(50.95 mm x 30 mm x 4.5 mm)
Half-Mini Card: Width 1.049 in x Length 1.18 in x Height 0.18 in
(26.64 mm x 30 mm x 4.5 mm)
Antenna
Interface
Connector
Hirose U.FL-R-SMT mates with cable connector U.FL-LP-066
Antenna
Diversity
On-board diversity
Connector
Interface
52-pin Mini Card edge connector
Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility User's Guide
Voltage
3.3 V
Operating
0 to +80 degrees Celsius
Temperature
Humidity
50% to 95% non-condensing (at temperatures of 25 ºC to 35 ºC)
Frequency 5 GHz (802.11a/n)
Modulation
2.4 GHz (802.11b/g/n)
Frequency
band
5.15 GHz - 5.85 GHz (dependent 2.400 - 2.4835 GHz (dependent
on country)
on country)
Modulation
BPSK, QPSK, 16 QAM, 64 QAM
CCK, DQPSK, DBPSK
Wireless
Medium
5 GHz UNII: Orthogonal
Frequency Division Multiplexing
(OFDM)
2.4 GHz ISM: Orthogonal
Frequency Division Multiplexing
(OFDM)
Channels
4 to 12 (dependent on country)
Channel 1-11 (US only)
Channel 1-13 (Japan, Europe)
IEEE
802.11n
Data
Rates
Intel® WiFi Link 5300
450, 405, 360, 300, 270, 243, 240, 216.7, 195, 180, 173.3, 150,
144, 135, 130, 120, 117, 115.5, 90, 86.667, 72.2, 65, 60, 57.8,
45, 43.3, 30, 28.9, 21.7, 15, 14.4, 7.2 Mbps
Intel® WiFi Link 5100
300, 270, 243, 240, 180, 150, 144, 135, 130, 120, 117, 115.5, 90,
86.667, 72.2, 65, 60, 57.8, 45, 43.3, 30, 28.9, 21.7, 15, 14.4, 7.2
Mbps
IEEE
802.11a
Data Rates
54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9, 6 Mbps
IEEE
802.11g
Data Rates
54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9, 6 Mbps
IEEE
802.11b
Data Rates
11, 5.5, 2, 1 Mbps
General
Operating
Systems
Microsoft Windows* XP (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows Vista* (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows* 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Wi-Fi
Alliance*
certification
Wi-Fi* certification for 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11a, 802.11h,
802.11d, WPA-Personal, WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Personal, WPA2Enterprise, WMM, WMM Power Save, EAP-SIM, LEAP, PEAP, TKIP,
EAP-FAST, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, EAP-AKA
Cisco
Compatible
Extensions
certification
Cisco Compatible Extensions, v4.0
WLAN
Standard
IEEE 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a, 802.11n
Architecture Infrastructure or ad hoc (peer-to-peer) operating modes
Security
WPA-Personal, WPA2-Personal, WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise,
AES-CCMP 128-bit, WEP 128-bit and 64-bit; 802.1X: EAP-SIM,
LEAP, PEAP, TKIP, EAP-FAST, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, EAP-AKA
Product
UL, C-UL, CB (IEC 60590)
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Safety
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1000
WiFi /
WiMAX
Form Factor PCI Express* Mini Card and Half-Mini Card
SKUs
Intel® Centrino® Wireless-N 1000 - 1X2 MC/HMC
Dimensions
Mini Card: Width 2.0 in x Length 1.18 in x Height 0.18 in (50.80
mm x 30 mm x 4.5 mm)
Half-Mini Card: Width 1.049 in x Length 1.18 in x Height 0.18 in
(26.64 mm x 30 mm x 4.5 mm)
Antenna
Interface
Connector
Hirose U.FL-R-SMT mates with cable connector U.FL-LP-066
Antenna
Diversity
On-board diversity
Connector
Interface
52-pin Mini Card edge connector
Voltage
3.3 V
Operating
0 to +80 degrees Celsius
Temperature
Humidity
50% to 90% non-condensing (at temperatures of 25 ºC to 35 ºC)
WiFi
Frequency
Modulation
2.4 GHz (802.11b/g/n)
Frequency
band
2.41-2.474 GHz (dependent on country)
Modulation
BPSK, QPSK, 16 QAM, 64 QAM, CCK, DQPSK, DBPSK
Wireless
Medium
2.4 GHz ISM: Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM)
Channels
Channel 1-11 (US)
Channel 1-13 (Japan, Europe)
Channels 4 to 12 (Other countries, dependent on country)
IEEE
802.11n
Data Rates
300, 270, 243, 240, 180, 150, 144, 135, 130, 120, 117, 115.5, 90,
86.667, 72.2, 65, 60, 57.8, 45, 43.3, 30, 28.9, 21.7, 15, 14.4, 7.2
Mbps
IEEE
802.11g
Data Rates
54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9, 6 Mbps
IEEE
802.11b
Data Rates
11, 5.5, 2, 1 Mbps
WiFi
General
Operating
Systems
Microsoft Windows* XP (32 and 64 bit) and Windows Vista* (32 and
64 bit)
Wi-Fi
Alliance*
certification
Wi-Fi* certification for 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11h, 802.11d, WPAPersonal, WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Personal, WPA2-Enterprise, WMM,
WMM Power Save, EAP-SIM, LEAP, PEAP, TKIP, EAP-FAST, EAP-TLS,
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EAP-TTLS
Cisco
Compatible
Extensions
certification
Cisco Compatible Extensions, v4.0
WLAN
Standard
IEEE 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n
Architecture Infrastructure or ad hoc (peer-to-peer) operating modes
Security
WPA-Personal, WPA2-Personal, WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise,
802.1X: EAP-SIM, LEAP, PEAP, EAP-FAST, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, EAPAKA
Encryption
AES-CCMP 128-bit, WEP 128-bit and 64-bit, CKIP, TKIP
Product
Safety
UL, C-UL, CB (IEC 60590)
Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
Form Factor PCI Express* Mini Card
Dimensions
Width 2.00 in x Length 1.18 in x Height 0.18 in (50.95 mm x 30
mm x 4.5 mm)
Antenna
Interface
Connector
Hirose U.FL-R-SMT mates with cable connector U.FL-LP-066
Antenna
Diversity
On-board diversity
Connector
Interface
52-pin Mini Card edge connector
Voltage
3.3 V
Operating
0 to +80 degrees Celsius
Temperature
Humidity
50% to 95% non-condensing (at temperatures of 25 ºC to 35 ºC)
Frequency 5 GHz (802.11a/n)
Modulation
2.4 GHz (802.11b/g/n)
Frequency
band
5.15 GHz - 5.85 GHz (dependent 2.400 - 2.4835 GHz (dependent
on country)
on country)
Modulation
BPSK, QPSK, 16 QAM, 64 QAM
CCK, DQPSK, DBPSK
Wireless
Medium
5 GHz UNII: Orthogonal
Frequency Division Multiplexing
(OFDM)
2.4 GHz ISM: Orthogonal
Frequency Division Multiplexing
(OFDM)
Channels
4 to 12 (dependent on country)
Channel 1-11 (US only)
Channel 1-13 (Japan, Europe)
IEEE
802.11n
Data Rates
Rx: 300, 270, 243, 240, 180
Rx/Tx: 150, 144, 135, 130, 120, 117, 115.5, 90, 86.667, 72.2, 65,
60, 57.8, 45, 43.3, 30, 28.9, 21.7, 15, 14.4, 7.2
IEEE
802.11a
Data Rates
54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9, 6 Mbps
IEEE
802.11g
Data Rates
54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9, 6 Mbps
IEEE
11, 5.5, 2, 1 Mbps
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802.11b
Data Rates
General
Operating
Systems
Microsoft Windows* XP (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows Vista* (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows* 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Wi-Fi
Alliance*
certification
Wi-Fi* certification for 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11a, 802.11h,
802.11d, WPA-Personal, WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Personal, WPA2Enterprise, WMM, WMM Power Save, EAP-SIM, LEAP, PEAP, TKIP,
EAP-FAST, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, EAP-AKA
Cisco
Compatible
Extensions
certification
Cisco Compatible Extensions, v4.0
WLAN
Standard
IEEE 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a, 802.11n
Architecture Infrastructure or ad hoc (peer-to-peer) operating modes
Security
WPA-Personal, WPA2-Personal, WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise,
AES-CCMP 128-bit, WEP 128-bit and 64-bit; 802.1X: EAP-SIM,
LEAP, PEAP, TKIP, EAP-FAST, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, EAP-AKA
Product
Safety
UL, C-UL, CB (IEC 60590)
Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AG_
This is a version of Intel Wireless WiFi 4965AGN with 8-2.11n capabilities disabled. 802.11n refers to: IEEE
P802.11n / D2.0 Draft Amendment to STANDARD [FOR] Information Technology-Telecommunications and
information exchange between systems-Local and Metropolitan networks-Specific requirements-Part 11: Wireless
LAN Medium Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) specifications: Enhancements for Higher Throughput.
Form Factor
PCI Express Mini Card
Dimensions
Width 2.00 in x Length 1.18 in x Height 0.18 in (50.95 mm x 30
mm x 4.5 mm)
Antenna
Interface
Connector
Hirose U.FL-R-SMT mates with cable connector U.FL-LP-066
Antenna
Diversity
On-board diversity
Connector
Interface
52-pin Mini Card edge connector
Voltage
3.3 V
Operating
Temperature
0 to +80 degrees Celsius
Humidity
50% to 95% non-condensing (at temperatures of 25 ºC to 35 ºC)
Frequency
Modulation
5 GHz (802.11a)
2.4 GHz (802.11b/g)
Frequency
band
5.15 GHz - 5.85 GHz
(dependent on country)
2.400 - 2.4835 GHz (dependent
on country)
Modulation
BPSK, QPSK, 16 QAM, 64 QAM
CCK, DQPSK, DBPSK
Wireless
Medium
5 GHz UNII: Orthogonal
Frequency Division Multiplexing
2.4 GHz ISM: Orthogonal
Frequency Division Multiplexing
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(OFDM)
Channels
(OFDM)
4 to 12 (dependent on country) Channel 1-11 (US only)
Channel 1-13 (Japan, Europe)
IEEE 802.11a 54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9, 6 Mbps
Data Rates
IEEE 802.11g 54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9, 6 Mbps
Data Rates
IEEE 802.11b 11, 5.5, 2, 1 Mbps
Data Rates
General
Operating
Systems
Microsoft Windows* XP (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows Vista* (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows* 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Wi-Fi
Alliance*
certification
Wi-Fi* certification for 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11a, WPA, WPA2,
WMM, EAP-SIM
Cisco
Compatible
Extensions
certification
Cisco Compatible Extensions, v4.0
WLAN
Standard
IEEE 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
Architecture
Infrastructure or ad hoc (peer-to-peer) operating modes
Security
WPA-Personal, WPA2-Personal, WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise,
AES-CCMP 128-bit, WEP 128-bit and 64-bit; 802.1X: EAP-SIM,
LEAP, PEAP, TKIP, EAP-FAST, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, EAP-AKA
Product
Safety
UL, C-UL, CB (IEC 60590)
Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
Form Factor PCI Express Mini Card
Dimensions
Width 2.00 in x Length 1.18 in x Height 0.18 in (50.95 mm x 30
mm x 4.5 mm)
Antenna
Interface
Connector
Hirose U.FL-R-SMT mates with cable connector U.FL-LP-066
Dual
Diversity
Antenna
On-board dual diversity switching
Connector
Interface
52-pin Mini Card edge connector
Voltage
3.3 V
Operating
0 to +80 degrees Celsius
Temperature
Humidity
50 to 92% non-condensing (at temperatures of 25 ºC to 55 ºC)
Frequency 5 GHz (802.11a)
Modulation
2.4 GHz (802.11b/g)
Frequency
band
2.400 - 2.4835 GHz (dependent
on country)
5.15 GHz - 5.85 GHz
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Modulation
BPSK, QPSK, 16 QAM, 64 QAM
CCK, DQPSK, DBPSK
Wireless
Medium
5 GHz UNII: Orthogonal
Frequency Division Multiplexing
(OFDM)
2.4 GHz ISM: Orthogonal
Frequency Division Multiplexing
(OFDM)
Channels
4 to 12 non-overlapping,
dependent on country
Channel 1-11 (US only)
Channel 1-13 (Japan, Europe)
Data Rates
54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9, 6
Mbps
11, 5.5, 2, 1 Mbps
General
Operating
Systems
Microsoft Windows* XP (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows Vista* (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows* 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Wi-Fi
Alliance*
certification
Wi-Fi* certification for 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11a, 802.11h,
802.11d, WPA-Personal, WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Personal, WPA2Enterprise, WMM, WMM Power Save, EAP-SIM, LEAP, PEAP, TKIP,
EAP-FAST, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, EAP-AKA
Cisco
Compatible
Extensions
certification
Cisco Compatible Extensions, v4.0
WLAN
Standard
IEEE 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
Architecture Infrastructure or ad hoc (peer-to-peer) operating modes
Security
WPA-Personal, WPA2-Personal, WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise,
AES-CCMP 128-bit, WEP 128-bit and 64-bit; 802.1X: EAP-SIM,
LEAP, PEAP, TKIP, EAP-FAST, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, EAP-AKA
Product
Safety
UL, C-UL, CB (IEC 60590)
Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945BG Network Connection
Form Factor
PCI Express Mini Card
Dimensions
Width 2.00 in x Length 1.18 in x Height 0.18 in (50.95 mm x 30
mm x 4.5 mm)
Antenna
Interface
Connector
Hirose U.FL-R-SMT mates with cable connector U.FL-LP-066
Dual Diversity On-board dual diversity switching
Antenna
Connector
Interface
52-pin Mini Card edge connector
Voltage
3.3 V
Operating
Temperature
0 to +80 degrees Celsius
Humidity
50 to 92% non-condensing (at temperatures of 25 ºC to 55 ºC)
Frequency
Modulation
2.4 GHz (802.11b/g)
Frequency
band
2.400 - 2.4835 GHz (dependent on country)
Modulation
CCK, DQPSK, DBPSK
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Wireless
Medium
2.4 GHz ISM: Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM)
Channels
Channel 1-11 (US only)
Channel 1-13 (Japan, Europe)
IEEE 802.11g 54, 48, 36, 24, 18, 12, 9, 6, 5.5, 2, 1 Mbps
Data Rates
IEEE 802.11g 11, 5.5, 2, 1 Mbps
Data Rates
General
Operating
Systems
Microsoft Windows* XP (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows Vista* (32-bit and 64-bit)
Windows* 7 (32-bit and 64-bit)
Wi-Fi
Alliance*
certification
Wi-Fi* certification for 802.11b, 802.11g, WPA, WPA2, WMM, EAPSIM, LEAP, PEAP, TKIP, EAP-FAST, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, EAP-AKA
Cisco
Compatible
Extensions
certification
Cisco Compatible Extensions, v4.0
WLAN
Standard
IEEE 802.11g, 802.11b
Architecture
Infrastructure or ad hoc (peer-to-peer) operating modes
Security
WPA-Personal, WPA2-Personal, WPA-Enterprise, WPA2-Enterprise,
AES-CCMP 128-bit, WEP 128-bit and 64-bit; 802.1X: EAP-SIM,
LEAP, PEAP, TKIP, EAP-FAST, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, EAP-AKA
Product
Safety
UL, C-UL, CB (IEC 60590)
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Intel support is available online or by telephone. Available services include the most up-to-date product
information, installation instructions about specific products, and troubleshooting tips.
Online Support
Technical Support: http://support.intel.com
Network Product Support: http://www.intel.com/network
Corporate Web Site: http://www.intel.com
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Warranty
Product Warranty Information
One-Year Limited Hardware Warranty
Limited Warranty
In this warranty statement, the term "Product" applies to the following devices:
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Intel®
Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300
Centrino® Advanced-N + WiMAX 6250
Centrino® Advanced-N 6200
WiMAX/WiFi Link 5350
WiFi Link 5300
WiMAX/WiFi Link 5150
WiFi Link 5100
Centrino® Wireless-N 1000
Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
Wireless WiFi Link 4965AG_
PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
PRO/Wireless 3945_BG Network Connection
Intel warrants to the purchaser of the Product that the Product, if properly used and installed, will be free from
defects in material and workmanship and will substantially conform to Intel’s publicly available specifications for
the Product for a period of one (1) year beginning on the date the Product was purchased in its original sealed
packaging.
SOFTWARE OF ANY KIND DELIVERED WITH OR AS PART OF THE PRODUCT IS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED "AS IS",
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Glossary of Terms
Term
Definition
802.11
The 802.11 standard refers to a family of specifications developed by the IEEE for wireless
LAN technology. The 802.11 specifies an over-the-air interface between a wireless client and
a base station or between two wireless clients and provides 1 or 2 Mbps transmission in the
2.4 GHz band using either frequency hopping spread spectrum (FHSS) or direct sequence
spread spectrum (DSSS).
802.11a
The 802.11a standard specifies a maximum data transfer rate of 54 Mbps and an operating
frequency of 5 GHz. The 802.11a standard uses the Orthogonal Frequency Division
Multiplexing (OFDM) transmission method. Additionally, the 802.11a standard supports
802.11 features such as WEP encryption for security.
802.11b
802.11b is an extension to 802.11 that applies to wireless networks and provides 11 Mbps
transmission (with a fallback to 5.5, 2 and 1 Mbps) in the 2.4 GHz band. 802.11b uses only
DSSS. Throughput data rate 5+ Mbps in the 2.4 GHz band.
802.11g
The 802.11g standard specifies a maximum data transfer rate of 54 Mbps, an operating
frequency of 2.4GHz, and WEP encryption for security. 802.11g networks are also referred to
as Wi-Fi* networks.
802.11n
A task group of the IEEE 802.11 committee has defined a new draft specification that
provides for increased throughput speeds of up to 540 Mbps. The specification provides for
Multiple-Input-Multiple-Output (MIMO) technology, or using multiple receivers and multiple
transmitters in both the client and access point, to achieve improved performance. The
specification is expected to be approved in the late 2008 timeframe.
802.1X
802.1X is the IEEE Standard for Port-Based Network Access Control. This is used in
conjunction with EAP methods to provide access control to wired and wireless networks.
AAA Server
Authentication, Authorization and Accounting Server. A system to control access to computer
resources and track user activity.
Access Point (AP)
A device that connects wireless devices to another network. For example, a wireless LAN,
Internet modem or others.
Ad Hoc Network
A communication configuration in which every computer has the same capabilities, and any
computer can initiate a communication session. Also known as a peer-to-peer network, a
device to device network or a computer-to-computer network.
AES-CCMP
Advanced Encryption Standard - Counter CBC-MAC Protocol is the new method for privacy
protection of wireless transmissions specified in the IEEE 802.11i standard. AES-CCMP
provides a stronger encryption method than TKIP. The AES algorithm is capable of using
cryptographic keys of 128, 192, and 256 bits to encrypt and decrypt data in 128-bit blocks.
AES-CCMP uses the AES block cipher, but restricts the key length to 128 bits. AES-CCMP
incorporates two sophisticated cryptographic techniques (counter mode and CBC-MAC) to
provide improved security between the mobile client and the access point.
Authentication
Verifies the identity of a user logging onto a network. Passwords, digital certificates, smart
cards and biometrics are used to prove the identity of the client to the network. Passwords
and digital certificates are also used to identify the network to the client.
Available network
One of the networks listed under Available networks on the Wireless Networks tab of the
Wireless Network Connection Properties (Windows* XP environment). Any wireless network
that is broadcasting and is within receiving range of the WiFi adapter appears on the list.
BER
Bit Error Rate. The ratio of errors to the total number of bits being sent in a data
transmission from one location to another.
Bit Rate
The total number of bits (ones and zeros) per second that a network connection can support.
Note that this bit rate will vary, under software control, with different signal path conditions.
Broadcast SSID
Used to allow an access point to respond to clients on a wireless network by sending probes.
BSSID
A unique identifier for each wireless client on a wireless network. The Basic Service Set
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Identifier (BSSID) is the Ethernet MAC address of each adapter on the network.
CA (Certificate
Authority)
A corporate certification authority implemented on a server. In addition, Internet Explorer's
certificate can import a certificate from a file. A trusted CA certificate is stored in the root
store.
CCX (Cisco
Compatible
eXtension)
Cisco Compatible Extensions Program ensures that devices used on Cisco wireless LAN
infrastructure meet the security, management and roaming requirements.
Certificate
Used for client authentication. A certificate is registered on the authentication server (for
example, RADIUS server) and used by the authenticator.
CKIP
Cisco Key Integrity Protocol (CKIP) is a Cisco proprietary security protocol for encryption in
802.11 media. CKIP uses a key message integrity check and message sequence number to
improve 802.11 security in infrastructure mode. CKIP is Cisco's version of TKIP.
Client computer
The computer that gets its Internet connection by sharing either the host computer's
connection or the access point's connection.
DSSS
Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum. Technology used in radio transmission. Incompatible with
FHSS.
EAP
Short for Extensible Authentication Protocol, EAP sits inside of Point-to-Point Protocol's (PPP)
authentication protocol and provides a generalized framework for several different
authentication methods. EAP is supposed to head off proprietary authentication systems and
let everything from passwords to challenge-response tokens and public-key infrastructure
certificates all work smoothly.
EAP-AKA
EAP-AKA (Extensible Authentication Protocol Method for UMTS Authentication and Key
Agreement) is an EAP mechanism for authentication and session key distribution, using the
Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) Subscriber Identity Module (USIM). The
USIM card is a special smart card used with cellular networks to validate a given user with
the network.
EAP-FAST
EAP-FAST, like EAP-TTLS and PEAP, uses tunneling to protect traffic. The main difference is
that EAP-FAST does not use certificates to authenticate.
Provisioning in EAP-FAST is negotiated solely by the client as the first communication
exchange when EAP-FAST is requested from the server. If the client does not have a preshared secret Protected Access Credential (PAC), it can request to initiate a provisioning EAPFAST exchange to dynamically obtain one from the server.
EAP-FAST documents two methods to deliver the PAC: manual delivery through an out-ofband secure mechanism, and automatic provisioning.
Manual delivery mechanisms can be any delivery mechanism that the administrator of
the network feels is sufficiently secure for their network.
Automatic provisioning establishes an encrypted tunnel to protect the authentication of
the client and the delivery of the PAC to the client. This mechanism, while not as
secure as a manual method may be, is more secure than the authentication method
used in LEAP.
The EAP-FAST method can be divided into two parts: provisioning, and authentication. The
provisioning phase involves the initial delivery of the PAC to the client. This phase only needs
to be performed once per client and user.
EAP-GTC
The EAP-GTC (Generic Token Card) is similar to the EAP-OTP except with hardware token
cards. The request contains a displayable message, and the response contains the string read
from the hardware token card.
EAP-OTP
EAP-OTP (One-Time Password) is similar to MD5, except it uses the OTP as the response.
The request contains a displayable message. The OTP method is defined in RFC 2289.
EAP-SIM
Extensible Authentication Protocol-Subscriber Identity Module (EAP-SIM) authentication can
be used with:
Network Authentication types: Open, Shared, and WPA*-Enterprise, WPA2*-Enterprise.
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Data Encryption types: None, WEP and CKIP.
A SIM card is a special smart card that is used by Global System for Mobile Communications
(GSM) based digital cellular networks. The SIM card is used to validate your credentials with
the network
EAP-TLS
A type of authentication method that uses EAP and a security protocol called the Transport
Layer Security (TLS). EAP-TLS uses certificates that use passwords. EAP-TLS authentication
supports dynamic WEP key management.
EAP-TTLS
A type of authentication method that uses EAP and Tunneled Transport Layer Security
(TTLS). EAP-TTLS uses a combination of certificates and another security method such as
passwords.
Encryption
Scrambling data so that only the authorized recipient can read it. Usually a key is needed to
interpret the data.
FHSS
Frequency-Hop Spread Spectrum. Technology used in radio transmission. Incompatible with
DSSS.
File and printer
sharing
A capability that allows a number of people to view, modify, and print the same file(s) from
different computers.
Fragmentation
threshold
The threshold at which the wireless adapter breaks the packet into multiple frames. This
determines the packet size and affects the throughput of the transmission.
GHz (Gigahertz)
A unit of frequency equal to 1,000,000,000 cycles per second.
Host computer
The computer that is directly connected to the Internet via a modem or network adapter.
Infrastructure
network
A wireless network centered around an access point. In this environment, the access point
not only provides communication with the wired network, but also mediates wireless network
traffic in the immediate neighborhood.
IEEE
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) is an organization involved in defining
computing and communications standards.
Internet Protocol
(IP) address
The address of a computer that is attached to a network. Part of the address designates
which network the computer is on, and the other part represents the host identification.
LAN (Local Area
Network)
A high-speed, low-error data network covering a relatively small geographic area.
LEAP (Light
Extensible
Authentication
Protocol)
A version of Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP). LEAP is a proprietary extensible
authentication protocol developed by Cisco that provides a challenge-response authentication
mechanism and dynamic key assignment.
MAC (Media
Access Control)
Address
A hardwired address applied at the factory. It uniquely identifies network hardware, such as a
wireless adapter, on a LAN or WAN.
Mbps (Megabitsper-second)
Transmission speed of 1,000,000 bits per second.
MHz (Megahertz)
A unit of frequency equal to 1,000,000 cycles per second.
MIC (Michael)
Message Integrity Check (commonly called Michael).
MS-CHAP
An EAP mechanism used by the client. Microsoft Challenge Authentication Protocol (MS-CHAP)
Version 2, is used over an encrypted channel to enable server validation. The challenge and
response packets are sent over a non-exposed TLS encrypted channel.
ns(Nanosecond)
1 billionth (1/1,000,000,000) of a second.
OFDM
Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing.
Open
authentication
Allows any device network access. If encryption is not enabled on the network, any device
that knows the Service Set Identifier (SSID) of the access point can gain access to the
network.
PEAP
Protected Extensible Authentication Protocol (PEAP) is an Internet Engineering Task Force
(IETF) draft protocol sponsored by Microsoft, Cisco, and RSA Security. PEAP creates an
encrypted tunnel similar to the tunnel used in secure web pages (SSL). Inside the encrypted
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tunnel, a number of other EAP authentication methods can be used to perform client
authentication. PEAP requires a TLS certificate on the RADIUS server, but unlike EAP-TLS
there is no requirement to have a certificate on the client. PEAP has not been ratified by the
IETF. The IETF is currently comparing PEAP and TTLS (Tunneled TLS) to determine an
authentication standard for 802.1X authentication in 802.11 wireless systems. PEAP is an
authentication type designed to take advantage of server-side EAP-Transport Layer Security
(EAP-TLS) and to support various authentication methods, including user passwords and onetime passwords, and Generic Token Cards.
Peer-to-Peer mode A wireless network structure that allows wireless clients to communicate directly with each
other without using an access point.
Power save mode
The state in which the radio is periodically powered down to conserve power. When the
portable computer is in Power Save mode, received packets are stored in the access point
until the wireless adapter wakes up.
Preferred network
One of the networks that has been configured. Such networks are listed under Preferred
networks on the Wireless Networks tab of the Wireless Network Connection Properties
(Windows* XP environment).
RADIUS (Remote
Authentication
Dial-In User
Service)
RADIUS is an authentication and accounting system that verifies user's credentials and grants
access to requested resources.
RF (Radio
Frequency)
The international unit for measuring frequency is Hertz (Hz), which is equivalent to the older
unit of cycles per second. One MegaHertz (MHz) is one million Hertz. One GigaHertz (GHz) is
one billion Hertz. For reference: the standard US electrical power frequency is 60 Hz, the AM
broadcast radio frequency band is 0.55 -1.6 MHz, the FM broadcast radio frequency band is
88-108 MHz, and microwave ovens typically operate at 2.45 GHz.
Roaming
Movement of a wireless node between two micro cells. Roaming usually occurs in
infrastructure networks built around multiple access points. Current wireless network roaming
is only supported in the same subnet of a network.
RTS threshold
The number of frames in the data packet at or above which an RTS/CTS (request to
send/clear to send) handshake is turned on before the packet is sent. The default value is
2347.
Shared key
An encryption key known only to the receiver and sender of data. This is also referred to as
a pre-shared key.
SIM (Subscriber
Identity Module)
A SIM card is used to validate credentials with the network. A SIM card is a special smart
card used by GSM-based digital cellular networks.
Silent mode
Silent Mode Access Points or Wireless Routers have been configured to not broadcast the
SSID for the wireless network. This makes it necessary to know the SSID in order to
configure the wireless profile to connect to the access point or wireless router.
Single Sign On
Single Sign On feature set allows the 802.1X credentials to match your Windows log on user
name and password credentials for wireless network connections.
SSID (Service Set
Identifier)
SSID or network name is a value that controls access to a wireless network. The SSID for
your wireless network card must match the SSID for any access point that you want to
connect with. If the value does not match, you are not granted access to the network. Each
SSID may be up to 32 alphanumeric characters long and is case-sensitive.
stealth
A stealth access point is one that has the capability and is configured to not broadcast its
SSID. This is the WiFi network name that appears when a DMU (Device Management Utility,
such as Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility) scans for available wireless
networks. Although this can enhance wireless network security, it is commonly considered a
weak security feature. To connect to a stealth access point, a user must specifically know the
SSID and configure their DMU accordingly. The feature is not a part of the 802.11
specification, and is known by differing names by various vendors: closed mode, private
network, SSID broadcasting.
TKIP (Temporal
Key Integrity
Protocol)
Temporal Key Integrity protocol improves data encryption. Wi-Fi Protected Access* uses its
TKIP. TKIP provides important data encryption enhancements including a re-keying method.
TKIP is part of the IEEE 802.11i encryption standard for wireless networks. TKIP is the next
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generation of WEP, the Wired Equivalency Protocol, which is used to secure 802.11 wireless
networks. TKIP provides per packet key mixing, a message integrity check and a re-keying
mechanism, thus fixing the flaws of WEP.
TLS (Transport
Layer Security)
A type of authentication method using the Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) and a
security protocol called the Transport Layer Security (TLS). EAP-TLS uses certificates which
use passwords. EAP-TLS authentication supports dynamic WEP key management. The TLS
protocol is intended to secure and authenticate communications across a public network
through data encryption. The TLS Handshake Protocol allows the server and client to provide
mutual authentication and to negotiate an encryption algorithm and cryptographic keys
before data is transmitted.
TTLS (Tunneled
Transport Layer
Security)
These settings define the protocol and the credentials used to authenticate a user. In TTLS,
the client uses EAP-TLS to validate the server and create a TLS-encrypted channel between
the client and server. The client can use another authentication protocol. Typically passwordbased protocols challenge over this encrypted channel to enable server validation. The
challenge and response packets are sent over a non-exposed TLS encrypted channel. TTLS
implementations today support all methods defined by EAP, as well as several older methods
(CHAP, PAP, MS-CHAP and MS-CHAP-V2). TTLS can easily be extended to work with new
protocols by defining new attributes to support new protocols.
WEP (Wired
Wired Equivalent Privacy, 64- and 128-bit (64-bit is sometimes referred to as 40-bit). This is
Equivalent Privacy) a low-level encryption technique designed to give the user about the same amount of privacy
that he would expect from a LAN. WEP is a security protocol for wireless local area networks
(WLANs) defined in the 802.11b standard. WEP is designed to provide the same level of
security as that of a wired LAN. WEP aims to provide security by data over radio waves so
that it is protected as it is transmitted from one end point to another.
WEP Key
Either a pass phrase or hexadecimal key.
The pass phrase must be 5 ASCII characters for 64-bit WEP or 13 ASCII characters for 128bit WEP. For pass phrases, 0-9, a-z, A-Z, and ~!@#$%^&*()_+|`-={}|[]\:";'<>?,./ are all
valid characters.
The hex key must be 10 hexadecimal characters (0-9, A-F) for 64-bit WEP or 26 hexadecimal
characters (0-9, A-F) for 128-bit WEP.
Wi-Fi* (Wireless
Fidelity)
Is meant to be used generically when referring of any type to 802.11 network, whether
802.11b, 802.11a, or dual-band.
WiMAX
WiMAX, the Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access, is a telecommunications
technology aimed at providing wireless data over long distances in a variety of ways, from
point-to-point links to full mobile cellular type access. It is based on the IEEE 802.16
standard. The name WiMAX was created by the WiMAX Forum, which was formed in June
2001 to promote conformance and interoperability of the standard. The forum describes
WiMAX as "a standards-based technology enabling the delivery of last mile wireless
broadband access as an alternative to cable and DSL."
Wireless router
A stand-alone wireless hub that allows any computer that has a wireless network adapter to
communicate with another computer within the same network and to connect to the Internet.
WLAN (Wireless
Local-Area
Network)
A type of local-area network that uses high-frequency radio waves rather than wires to
communicate between nodes.
WPA* (Wi-Fi
Protected Access)
This is a security enhancement that strongly increases the level of data protection and access
control to a wireless network. WPA is an interim standard that will be replaced with the
IEEE's 802.11i standard upon its completion. WPA consists of RC4 and TKIP and provides
support for BSS (Infrastructure) mode only. WPA and WPA2 are compatible.
WPA2* (Wi-Fi
Protected Access
2)
This is the second generation of WPA that complies with the IEEE TGi specification. WPA2
consists of AES encryption, pre-authentication and PMKID caching. It provides support for
BSS (Infrastructure) mode and IBSS (ad hoc) mode. WPA and WPA2 are compatible.
WPA-Enterprise
Wi-Fi Protected Access-Enterprise applies to corporate users. A new standards-based,
interoperable security technology for wireless LAN (subset of IEEE 802.11i draft standard)
that encrypts data sent over radio waves. WPA is a Wi-Fi standard that was designed to
improve upon the security features of WEP as follows:
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Improved data encryption through the temporal key integrity protocol (TKIP). TKIP uses
a hashing algorithm to scramble the encryption keys and adds an integrity-checking
feature to ensure that the keys have not been tampered with.
User authentication, which is generally missing in WEP, through the extensible
authentication protocol (EAP). WEP regulates access to a wireless network based on a
computer's hardware-specific MAC address, which is relatively simple to be sniffed out
and stolen. EAP is built on a more secure public-key encryption system to ensure that
only authorized network users can access the network.
WPA is an interim standard that will be replaced with the IEEE's 802.11i standard upon its
completion.
WPA-Personal
Wi-Fi Protected Access-Personal provides a level of security in the small network or home
environment.
WPA-PSK (Wi-Fi
Protected-Access
Pre-Shared Key)
WPA-PSK mode does not use an authentication server. It can be used with the data
encryption types WEP or TKIP. WPA-PSK requires configuration of a pre-shared key (PSK).
You must enter a pass phrase or 64 hex characters for a pre-shared key of length 256-bits.
The data encryption key is derived from the PSK.
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